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 this registration form As of late January 2022 we have a very large waiting list and are unable to accept new training requests for the time being. 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.