Join us at one of Chattanooga's premier free attractions.
The Observatory is located 4.5 miles east of campus at 10 Tuxedo Avenue, north of Brainerd Road and Belvoir Ave.
If you have trouble with the path up the front entrance, feel free to park in the parking lot behind Brainerd United Methodist Church. Walk up the trail by the cemetery and use the back entrance.
We are open on most Sunday evenings during the UTC school year.
In cooperation with the commitment of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to protecting the health of our students, faculty, staff, and the Chattanooga community during the current COVID-19 situation, the UTC Jones Observatory will remain closed until further notice. I look forward to reopening the observatory, but until then stay safe.
Jones Observatory Schedule
Information and Group Tours
For further information, to schedule large groups, or request special accommodations, please contact:
Department of Chemistry and Physics