Telescope Training

Learn to Use the Telescope

Being trained on the telescopeThe Maryland Space Grant Observatory is available for individual use by trained members of affiliated institutions. We run a training session every few months 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 45 minutes to an hour. Spots can be reserved via email on a first come first served basis. Contact Erini Lambrides for more information about training and access or to reserve a spot in the next training session.

For the observatory procedures (PDF), click here. To view the observatory’s availability for reservation by trained users, see the calendar in the Upcoming Events section.

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