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Public Information and Resources

The Astronomy Department at NMSU is actively engaged in a variety of public events. These include Open Houses, which are held at the Tombaugh Observatory on the NMSU campus (click here for a map showing the location of the observatory.

You can Request a Visit to our department for your organization or school class, etc.

You can also track the local weather conditions from the weather station on top of our building.

The year 2009 was the International Year of Astronomy! Click on the two images shown below to enjoy astronomy-themed Discovery Guides and Activities for each month of the year.

If you have other questions, just Ask an Astronomer!

Watch this page for current events!

Where We Are, Getting Here, Parking...

Teach Me About...

Here are some links to educational pages. Many are Wikipedia astronomy resources, sorted by topic.

  • Glossary (a dictionary of astronomy terms)
[ Astronomy Magazine - Sky & Telescope Magazine - Pictures - Physical Review Focus ]

What Can I See in the Sky Tonight?

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