Texas Tech University

Observatory Directions

The Preston Gott Skyview Observatory is not open to the general public except for pre-planned events. If you or your community group are interested in an observatory event, please contact the Texas Tech Department of Physics & Astronomy.  

When visiting the observatory, please limit your speed to 25 mph on the dirt road portion of CR 1700 and turn off your headlights when entering the observatory grounds.

Google Maps Directions


Starting at TTU campus University Ave. & 19th Street, travel west on 19th Street, past Indiana, Quaker and Slide. After Slide Road you will come to Frankford Ave.

Turn right (North) onto Frankford. Travel north on Frankford, you will pass 4 stoplights, these are at Loop 289, 4th street, Erskine and Clovis Highway. Continue north on Frankford (which at this point is called FM 2528).

You will pass three stop signs one at FM 2641 and another at FM 1294, the third stop sign is the intersection of FM 2528 & FM 1729 turn left (west) onto FM 1729.

One mile down FM 1729 there will be a white farmhouse on the right and just past the farmhouse turn right (north) onto CR1700. Travel 0.7 mile to the observatory entrance.

The observatory entrance will be on your left. Please turn off your headlights and use only your parking lights when you turn into the observatory grounds.

Parking is to the left side of the dome.