Observatories | Department of Physics – Astronomy Education Program


The next Public Star Party is scheduled for Ocotber 7th at 7:30. Keep an eye for the weather call at 2pm that day! All tickets are $5 CASH-ONLY and are purchased in-person before the event.

We are currently not accepting private star party reservations for the month of August in 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.