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Foothill Telescope is CLOSED

Given the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the extended Shelter-in-Place Order from the Santa Clara Counter Health Officer, PAS is canceling the Friday and Saturday public viewing sessions at Foothill Observatory starting the weekend of March 14/15 and continuing through at least the final weekend of May, when we will reassess the situation in collaboration with Foothill College.

March 11, 2020; updated April 7 and May 4, 2020


Foothill College Observatory is normally open to the public every CLEAR Friday night from 9:00 PM until 11:00 PM, and on Saturdays from 10:00 AM until Noon.  How do you know if the observatory is actually open?  Check the Calendar page first to see if a public observing session is scheduled.  But how do you know if the observatory is actually open, or it's too cloudy?  We now have a webcam in the observatory!

The image is normally updated every 15 seconds.  If the time shown on the image is current, then the image is being updated in real time.  If not, try refreshing this page - if the time or date is still wrong, the image is not being updated for some reason (probably a computer failure or power outage).