The observatory is open for family, friends, alumni, and students for viewing various celestial objects once a month on Saturday nights.
If you are planning to attend, please email Frank Mikan (fmikan@sstx.org) a week before the session in order for us to have an idea of the number of people planning to attend. Each session will run for two hours usually from 9-11 p.m. or 8-10 p.m.
This event is very dependent on the weather. Even a light haze tends to wash out the sky because of the city lights. If the skies are hazy or partly cloudy, I will let you know about any cancellations by sending you an email. Thank you for your interest.

I hope to see many of you this year out under the starry skies!


St. Stephen's and the Austin Astronomical Society (AAS) sponsor several evenings under the stars during the year. At this time, three events have been discussed, one in October, March and in July. Please check this site for details of these great opportunities to observe and learn about the night sky. There are usually 20 to 30 telescopes set up on Phipps Field with many eager amateur astronomers ready to answer questions & give you a fantastic tour of the night sky.
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213