See the Stars at the FSW Observatory

Looking for something to do Friday nights? How about visiting the James and Barbara Moore Observatory on the FSW Charlotte Campus?

Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or you’ve only ever seen the night sky through city lights, you’ll be amazed at what you see through the observatory dome’s telescope. 

The time of year will determine what celestial objects will be present, so bring some chairs or a blanket, sit back, and take in the stars from the darkness of the FSW Charlotte Campus. You can also look through the small telescopes on the observatory deck or make your way up the building’s spiral staircase and take a peek through the observatory’s large telescope to get an even closer look at the galaxy.

Observation sessions are held on the third Friday of each month and begin 30-45 minutes after dark, weather permitting, and additional sessions are often scheduled for special celestial events.

Schedule of Observatory Viewing Sessions for 2022-2023:

September 16, 2022 

October 21, 2022 

November 18, 2022 

December 16, 2022 

January 20, 2023 

February 17, 2023 

March 17, 2023 

April 21, 2023 

May 19, 2023 


Visit the Charlotte Observatory webpage for a full schedule.