Observatories | Department of Physics – Astronomy Education Program


The Public Star Party scheduled for May 20, 2023 at 8:00pm has been cancelled due to expected heavy cloud coverage. ):

Join us for our next Star Party scheduled on 06/03 and keep an eye on our website and social media for updates in regards to weather!

We are currently not accepting private star party reservations for the month of May and June of 2023, if you would like to join the waitlist click the link below.

Private Star Party Waitlist Form

Star parties occur on the first and third Saturday of every month.

Rafes Urban Astronomy Center

The Rafes Urban Astronomy Center opened its gates on October 3, 2007 and now houses observatory facilities for public outreach and the UNT Astronomy program's observatory labs.

Monroe Remote Observatory

The Monroe Remote Observatory is a remote facility which serves as the primary research center for Astronomy Faculty and Graduate students.