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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Painter Hall Telescope Public Viewing - Fridays and Saturdays

September 5 to November 1
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

November 7 to December 6
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
(No viewing November 28 and 29 due to the Thanksgiving holiday)

Please note - there will be no public viewing at the Painter Hall Telescope on nights when there is a UT home football game. Not all games have a start time set as of the start of the season, so please check the schedule before planning your visit.

Every Friday and Saturday while UT is in session the Department of Astronomy hosts free viewing on the Painter Hall Telescope. Both Friday and Saturday nights are open to the general public. Painter Hall is located at the corner of 24th street and Inner Campus Drive, just to the north of the UT Tower.

Click here for map to Painter Hall and nearby parking garages. All ages are welcome, but we ask that younger children be under adult supervision at all times. Viewing times change throughout the year, so please check before planning your visit (

Please call 512-232-4265 for weather cancellation information. (This line is updated approximately 30-45 minutes before the scheduled start time.) To get to the telescope, take the elevator to the 5th floor and exit to the left. Follow the 5th floor hallway to the end and take the stair case through the double doors on the left. Once you reach the 6th floor, go to your right and follow the signs up to the telescope.