Tours Around Town

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 7pm to 9:15pm

Tour of Allegheny Observatory

The Allegheny Observatory is probably on your list of “I have to go there sometime” places in the Pittsburgh area and now is your chance to cross it off your list. First we will view the documentary, “Undaunted: The Forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory,” then we will tour the facility, see the telescopes, and hear its history.

The Allegheny Observatory, owned by the University of Pittsburgh, is one of the major astronomical research institutions of the world. Although pioneering in pure research is the chief function of the observatory, its telescopes and instrumental equipment are available for use by Pitt students. Observatory astronomers teach both credit courses at Pitt and public lectures.  

(Note: The Allegheny Observatory is located at 159 Riverview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214. Transportation is on your own. THE OBSERVATORY IS NOT ACCESSIBLE. THE TOUR INCLUDES NARROW CATWALK LIKE STAIRS. Also, there is no heat in the upper floors.)