The Cornell Astronomical Society (CAS) runs the public viewing nights at the Fuertes Observatory, most clear Friday nights during the semester from 8:00 PM until midnight, if sky conditions permit. On occasion we may open early. To find out if the observatory is currently open, call (607) 255-3557 for the prerecorded message. Check our observing page for the latest forecast and a list of likely targets. As of February 2015, we are raising money to renovate two of the rooms in the Observatory into a museum to showcase the historic instruments of Fuertes. Visitors will get a chance to see what astronomy was like at the turn of the century. Additionally, we hope to have kid-friendly exhibits about telescopes and the night sky. Check out the DONATE tab on our page!