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“one of the largest public observatories in the world”
Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium has been serving Butler University students and the Indianapolis public for over 60 years. The observatory, one of the largest public observatories in the world, houses a 38-inch Cassegrain reflector in addition to a number of smaller telescopes. It is the ninth largest telescope East of the Mississippi River. The observatory can be visited during our regular public tours listed above or groups can schedule private tours at other times.
Absolutely worth checking out. It is a cheap way to fill an evening. I would suggest one of the restaurants located near Clowes Hall for dinner, followed by a stroll through the Butler campus... Read more
Largest telescope in the Hoosier state. Wonderful students and faculty who coordinate tours. They have watch events at night on weekends, as well. Add them on Facebook and keep up with the schedule. Read more
In my 16 years of living less than 5 miles from Butler, I'm embarrassed to say I just realized there was an observatory on campus?! Regardless, I am grateful for another awesomely cool Elite... Read more
Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium
- Fri, Sat: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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