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The Warkoczewski Observatory – Warko for short – is open for visitors


[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.]

On any clear Friday evening – beginning at 8:15 p.m. – you are invited to join members of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City to gaze at the heavens. The Warkoczewski Public Observatory – just call it the Warko – is on the roof of UMKC’s Royall Hall, on the northwest corner of Rockhill Road and 52 Street and is free and open to the public. 

Come take a closer look at the moon, neighboring planets, bright star clusters and nebulae. The main telescope is a custom-designed, 16″ Newtonian reflector operated by the Astronomical Society for the university. The rooftop is accessible by way of a stairway inside the double doors on the east side of Royall Hall. Free parking is in the Rockhill Parking garage across the street to the south.


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