Observatory

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For further information: e-mail Dr. Glenn Spiczak,mail Observatory Director, or call 715-425-3560.

Observing Tips | Stargazing Links

The Observatory is on the 3rd floor, Centennial Science Hall (CSH), at the corner of 6th and Cascade. Sessions are free and open to the public. 

If you would like to be on our "stargazers" email distribution list, send an email from the address with which you wish to subscribe to listserv@lists.uwrf.edu with the following message body:
SUBSCRIBE stargazers

For observing, use the outside Observatory stairwell near the south door of CSH if/when it is open to avoid disturbing the sky above with light and heat from inside. Otherwise, use the nearby CSH entrance.

If you need assistance or elevator access to the 3rd floor, please let us know (elevator keying is required). Talks are in 271 CSH on the opposite side of the building, closest to the north entrance.

Weather conditions necessary for viewing: The sky should be almost completely clear, so look up before you leave home. Generally, we will cancel a session by 5 p.m. and post our decision here to allow for adequate setup time.  We will always plan to present the talk.

Our decision is a best guess based on current satellite images and forecasts, but occasionally we are fooled and request your forgiveness. Check this site or call 715-425-3560 for the latest update.

Feel free to make your own weather prediction using weather.com
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Observatory pictures from October 8 viewing.  Objects seen included planets, globular clusters, open clusters, nebulae, galaxies, moons, and double stars.

Photos by:  Kathy M Helgeson/UWRF Communications


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