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 at casonline.org

2020 Astronomy Events

Saturday, March 28 from 7:30-9:30 PMThe Moon, Venus, and Seven SistersCalumet Astronomy Center
Saturday, April 18 from 8:00-10:00 PMA Beehive of StarsCalumet Astronomy Center
Saturday, May 23 from 9:00-11:00 PMThe Moon and Venus TogetherCalumet Astronomy Center
Saturday, June 27 from 8:30-10:30 PMThe Summer Stars ReturnCalumet Astronomy Center
Saturday, July 18 from 9:00 -11:00 PMJupiter and Saturn Together: Giants of the Solar System Calumet Astronomy Center
Saturday, August 12 ALL NIGHTPerseid Meteor ShowerCalumet Astronomy Center
Saturday, October 24 from 7:00-9:00 PMMars: The God of WarCalumet Astronomy Center
Saturday, November 14 from 7-9 PMThe Andromeda GalaxyCalumet Astronomy Center