Phone (general info): 618-374-5581
If you need to leave a message, please call either Steve or Shea.
This line will only be answered while the observatory is staffed.

Steve Ward
Observatory Manager
Phone: 618-374-5264

Shea Cheatham
Student Observatory Manager
Phone: 618-374-4063

If you would like to bring a large group by, please contact us in advance so that we can be prepared and so that we can be sure there are no conflicting activities.

If you are traveling a distance to visit, please confirm ahead that we will be open by calling. We can usually provide a definite answer at least 24 hours in advance, although the weather can sometimes change suddenly. Please also consult our link to to see if we are expected to have clear skys.