Observatory Location

RUCO is located on the roof of the new Physics and Astronomy Brockman building, to the south of the North Parking Lot (direction away from the hedges/running track). The North lot is most easily accessible from entrance 20 off Rice Blvd. Note there is a nominal parking fee for visitors in the North lot. To get to Brockman, go to the far eastern end of the North lot and proceed south. You will be able to see the dome on the roof from the east end of the parking lot. Enter Brockman, take the elevator or stairs to the fourth floor, and go through the double doors to the observing terrace.

For major events the North lot may fill up, but visitors can then use the Stadium parking lot about a half mile away. The Campus shuttle bus services the Stadium lot; ask the driver to direct you to the closest stop to Brockman. Note, when this page was written all campus shuttles stopped running at 10:40 pm, so keep this in mind when planning your trip.

The following map was derived from Google Earth, with the new position of the observatory marked.