ASTRONOMY 110 G OBSERVATORY HOMEPAGE

Astronomy 110 G Observatory Homepage


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The Campus Observatory is located on Williams Street just to the south of the parking lots, and just in front of the track. It is set back from the street a bit, so look for three domed buildings.

Weather permitting, the observatory is open on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please check this page to find out if observatory is open or closed due to cloudy, rainy, dusty or stormy skies (note that we cannot see stars and planets through clouds, and dust damages the optics of our telescopes!). Sometimes it clears too late to open, while other times it will cloud-up right before we open. That's life in the astronomy world. Thus, it is best to always try to do your observing at the beginning of the month, and not wait until the last week---you may get clouded out, and there is no way to make-up this work.

If you would like to see the cloud coverage heading our way in the next few hours, or learn about the conditions that might close our 3.5 meter telescope up in Sunspot NM, take a peek at the Apache Point Weather Information Page .



Campus Observatory for Monday, February 1st is TBD.
Don't forget to bring your observatory log sheets, found in your lab manual.
Operating hours are 9:00 to 10:00 pm.
This page and the hotline will update with our current status.                      
Campus Observatory Hotline: (575) 646-6278

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Campus Observatory Schedule  

Campus observatory will be open on the days and times marked below, weather permitting. Bring four worksheets from the back of your lab manual to the observatory!


February Observing

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

February 1st
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Super
Saturnians:
Jeremy, Caitlin
Xander

Closed February 3rd
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Mercurial
Mentors:
Jeremy, Caitlin
Xander

Closed Closed Closed
Closed February 8th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Planet X'ers:
Jim-Bob, Elmer,
Wayne

Closed February 10th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Jovial Jovians:
Kathryn, Emma
Gavin

Closed Closed Closed
Closed February 15th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Night Folk:
Jean, Laura
Nigel

Closed February 17th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Über Uranians:
Kathryn, Emma
Gavin

Closed Closed Closed
Closed February 22st
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Astro geeks:
Jean, Lauren
Amber

Closed February 24rd
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Planetary Pioneers:
Jeremy, Emma
Jodi

Closed Closed Closed
Closed February 29th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
CLOSED

Groovy
Galileians:
Jacob, Diane
Kenza








March Observing

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday






Closed March 2nd
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Gnarly Neptunians:
Jeremy, Emma
Kyle, Xander

Closed Closed Closed
Closed March 7th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
CLOSED

Sky Pilots:
Jacob, Caitlin
Sean

Closed March 9th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Crater Creatures:
Jeremy, Emma
Gavin
Last night for
First Visit

Closed Closed Closed
Closed
Spring Break

Spring Break
Spring Break

Spring Break Spring Break Closed
Closed March 21th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Andromeda's
Aristocrats:
Jacob, Lauren
Kathryn

Closed March 23th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Cometary
Caregivers:
Jeremy, Emma
Jodi

Closed Closed Closed
Closed March 28th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Nemsu
Hunters:
Jacob, Lauren
Kathryn

Closed March 30th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Martian
Managers:
Jeremy, Emma
Jodi

Closed

April Observing

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

OPEN April 4th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Sanguine
Solarians:
Jacob, Caitlin
Amber

Closed April 6th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Sunny
Simpletons:
Jeremy, Emma
Caitlin

Closed Closed Closed
Closed April 11th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Telescope
Technicians:
Jacob, Jean
Amber

Closed April 13th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Cosmic
Creepers:
Jeremy, Emma
Sten

Closed Closed Closed
Closed April 18th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Halley's
Comets:
Jacob, Jean
Amber

Closed April 20th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Kuiper's
Belters:
Jeremy, Emma
Sten

Closed Closed Closed
Closed April 25th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN

Starbound
Somebodys:
Jacob, Jean
Amber, Xandark

Closed April 27th
9:00 - 10:00 PM
OPEN
Last night for
second visit to
campus observatory

Dark Matter
Dudes:
Jeremy, Emma
Xander, Drew



Closed

Closed Closed


You are required to turn in FOUR observation sheets for your observatory notebooks from each of your visits to the observatory. The last dates to observe each half are as follows:

First half:  March 9th

Second half:  April 27th

Turn-in during your LAB, the following week.


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