Public Star Party on UT Campus

Painter Hall telescope in front of the UT Tower
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Event starts at this time 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Cost: Free
Join the astronomy department for a free public viewing at the Painter Hall telescope.


Painter Hall is located at the corner of 24th street and Inner Campus Drive, just to the north of the UT Tower. 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 staircase 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.

All ages are welcome, but younger children should be under adult supervision at all times.

Please call 512-232-4265 for weather cancellation information. This line is updated approximately 30-45 minutes before the scheduled start time.

If you are interested in bringing a small group of 15 or fewer, you may come to a public viewing night without prior arrangements or reservations. If you plan on bringing a group of more than 15, please notify Lara Eakins at least two weeks in advance to avoid having too many groups show up on the same evening. Please note: the astronomy department does not do private events for groups or individuals.

Click here to find out more about the Painter Telescope star parties, including links to maps and parking information.


Painter Hall (PAI) Telescope