Observatories | Department of Physics – Astronomy Education Program


You're invited to our Star Party on June 15th at 9:15 PM! Tickets are $5 (cash only). The weather looks great, so it should be an excellent night for observing the stars. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and bug repellent. We look forward to seeing you there!

We are currently not accepting private star party reservations, 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.