Learn to Use the Telescope
The Maryland Space Grant Observatory is available for individual use by trained members of affiliated institutions. We aim to schedule one training session per month to get acquainted with the telescope and its operation. No prior experience is required.
The training sessions cover:
- Observatory Access
- Operating the 20-inch Morris W. Offit Telescope
- Safety and Roof Rules
Training sessions last approximately 2-3 hours. To request a training session slot, please complete the registration form. Update 03/10/2023: we have re-opened a new training form. due to high demand, we are still behind on training requests, and thank you for your patience. For more information about training, contact us.
For the observatory procedures document, click here (note: this is a work-in-progress). To view the observatory’s availability for reservation by trained users, see the calendar in the Upcoming Events section.