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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Open House at Andreas Observatory

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Observatory Tour and Public Viewing

Andreas Observatory may be open to the public occasionally during the academic year. Dates and times of upcoming events will be announced here.

Andreas Observatory 2006

Visitors to Andreas Observatory may hear a talk, tour the building, inspect the observing equipment, and view images stored on the observatory computers. And if the night is sufficiently clear, they will have a chance to look through one of the largest telescopes in Minnesota.

Visitors should park at the south end of Lot 1 and WALK to the observatory – a distance of about 600 yards.

Observatory Map

If the skies are not sufficiently clear at the scheduled viewing time each evening, the observatory will not be open.

Sky Conditions at Andreas Observatory

A SIGN on the GATE at the SOUTH END of Lot 1 (see map) will indicate whether Andreas Observatory is OPEN to the public.

Andreas Observatory Sign

Phone Andreas Observatory (389-2691) during the scheduled hours (see above) to check the status of the observing event.
[If no one answers, the event is off.]

If you have special needs, please contact the MSU Disability Services Office at 389-2825.