The Best Places to See the Stars in Indy

Indianapolis doesn’t have any official dark sky sites but we’ve scoped out the best places to take your kids to see the stars. You’re in the right spot if you’re looking for a spot to see a meteor shower or somewhere to set up your telescope, or even if you need to find people who have equipment already set up for you to take a peek.

Holcomb Observatory on the campus of Butler University has public tours, planetarium shows and telescope viewing times. Here are some other planetariums in Indiana.

Each month, the Indiana Astronomical Society hosts night sky viewings at the North Salem McCloud Nature Park. Bring your own telescope if you have one, or take a look through the large and small telescopes that will be set up on the lawn. See their calendar for details.

The Kirkwood Observatory in Martinsville has open houses nearly every other week. These late night events are canceled if the sky is too cloudy for observation.


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