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Tour the Kirkwood Telescope

Tour the Kirkwood TelescopeSee our historic 12” refracting telescopeDepartmentAstronomy9:00 am - 3:00 pm AgesElementary,Middle School,High School +


Kirkwood Observatory

119 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405


Tour our 12″ refracting telescope! Built in 1901 it is no longer used for research but its still regularly used to view planets during open houses. Now is your chance to see it in daylight!

Kirkwood Observatory is not Handicap accessible.

Health Guidelines

Mask while Indoors
Other Health Guidelines Rolling tours, maximum 5 visitors at a time

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