Allegheny Observatory annual open house set for Oct. 4

Allegheny Observatory dome at dusk

The Allegheny Observatory, which is operated by Pitt’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, will have its annual open house on Oct. 4.

More of the building is accessible to the public during the open house than during regular tours.  Instead of having a tour guide, visitors follow a designated tour path around the building. 

Both of the main telescopes are outfitted for visual use and the members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh set up additional telescopes on the front lawn. 

The event is free, but tickets are required.  To make a reservation, call 412-321-2400 between 1 and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. If you call and do not get an answer, please leave your name and phone number and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

The Allegheny Observatory is located in Riverview Park on the North Side of Pittsburgh.