A public viewing event and open house is held at the van de Kamp Observatory on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 pm to 10 pm when it's daylight savings time and from 8 pm to 9 pm when it's standard time. A map and directions to the obervatory are available online. If the weather is questionable, please check the department's website to see if the event will be happening. We will post a message if we have to cancel. You can check the weather data and models yourself to see what the prospects are for clear skies. We monitor and anticipate the weather with some of these tools.