Observatory Events

Conway Observatory Open House

Located at Buckley Homestead, about 1 mile south of the barnyard, is the Calumet Astronomy Center. The center includes the Northwest Indiana Robotic (NIRo) Telescope and the Thomas Conway Observatory. 

Observatory address: 19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356 

Lake County Parks & Rec is lucky to call the Calumet Astronomical Society a partner, and they host regular events at Thomas Conway Observatory. Each event is contingent upon clear weather. Program cancellation will be updated on their Facebook page. 

2023 Astronomy events

Monthly open houses will last 3 hours and are Saturdays, unless otherwise noted.

March 18Welcome Spring!7-10PM
April 22Mercury, Moon, Venus, Mars, Lyrids8-11PM
May 20Black Moon! The Beehive8:30-11:30PM
June 17Welcome Summer
July 15Clusters and Nebulae8:30-11:30PM
August 12Perseid Meteor Shower8-11PM
August 19Return of Andromeda8-11PM
September 23Singing Sands Star Party8-11PM
October 14Andromeda, Jupiter and Saturn6-9PM
November 11Double Cluster5-8PM