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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Observing Program

Page address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/pa/observing/

Observing at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Campus Observatories

Andreas Observatory
Andreas Observatory

The Department of Physics and Astronomy operates two observatories on the southern edge of campus. Andreas Observatory and Standeford Observatory form the foundation of the department's observing program, which serves a variety of students and visitors.

Student Observing

Students in a number of Astronomy and Earth Science courses make use of the observatories on a regular basis:

Standeford Observatory
Standeford Observatory

Other MSU students – as well as faculty and staff – are welcome to visit Standeford Observatory any time during the regular hours of operation. Students are encouraged to bring their friends.

Public Observing

Observatory Hours

Standeford Observatory and Andreas Observatory are open regularly during the fall and spring observing seasons. Hours and days of operation vary with the season, the weather, and demand.

Sky Conditions at the Observatories