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. 

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

Last 2018 programs 

Saturday, October 137-9 p.m.Planets Galore
Saturday, November 106:30-7:30 p.m.Andromeda: Far, Far Away

2019 programs

Saturday, March 167:30-9:30 p.m.Visit the Beehive Cluster
Saturday, April 138-10 p.m.Orion the Hunter/Orion Nebula
Saturday, May 118:30-10:30 p.m.National Spring Astronomy  
Saturday, June 89-11 p.m.Jupiter's Galilean Moons
Saturday, July 69-11 p.m.The Rings of Saturn 
Saturday, August 38:30-10:30 p.m.A Thin Crescent Moon
Saturday, October 5 7-9 p.m.National Fall Astronomy Day
Saturday, November 116:30 a.m.-noonThe Transits of Mercury