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The Observatory has moved to a new site located on the North Campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, which is in Normandy, MO. If you need more information please call the observatory at (314) 516-5706.
Take I-170 to Exit 6, Natural Bridge Road. There should be a green sign marked "University" which points which way to turn on Natural Bridge. (From South I-170 it is a right.) Follow Natural Bridge past Hanley Road, go through one more stop light and turn left at the second stop light after Hanley Road (the main entrance to North Campus) onto University Drive. Follow the road as it curves until it hits University Boulevard and turn right. Turn left on Rosedale Drive, which is across from UMSL's Parking and Transportation Building. The Fine Arts Building is up the hill on the left. Be warned: The lights will be out around the observatory, so there may be some difficulty seeing it in the dark.
From I-70, travel east on Florissant Road (also known as University Boulevard). Turn left on Rosedale Drive, which is across from UMSL's Parking and Transportation Building. The Fine Arts Building is up the hill on the left. Be warned: The lights will be out around the observatory, so there may be some difficulty in seeing the observatory in the darkness.
The observatory (building 35) is located just next to the softball field in the map.