One-Day UVA: The Origin of Almost Everything

Join us for a magical evening at McCormick Observatory. Our night will include learning about the history of the observatory, and a conversation with UVA’s esteemed Astronomy Department faculty, reflecting on the origin of almost everything – the stars, the universe, and extrasolar planets. After dinner in the Dome Room and time to tour the museum, we will enjoy celestial viewing through the historical telescope once the moon and stars emerge. Don’t miss this special evening!


  • Leander J. McCormick Observatory
  • Charlottesville, VA 22904

Region: University Area

The McCormick Observatory is open on the first and third Friday night of each month for about 2 hours. 1st and 3rd Fridays, 9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Apr.- Oct.; 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Nov.-Mar. Groups (school children, church groups, etc.) should call to schedule a visit at McCormick. All faculty and graduate students participate through a rotating... more