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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Thursdays at Standeford Observatory

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Thursday Nights at Standeford Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

In the summer of 2006, Standeford Observatory was moved to a new site in the woods, a few hundred yards southwest of its original location. The relocation produced a larger facility with plenty of room for students and other visitors to observe.

Standeford Observatory 2009

The public is invited to come visit Standeford Observatory on clear Thursday evenings during the fall and spring observing seasons.

Visitors should park at the south end of Lot 1 and WALK to the observatory – a distance of about 400 yards.

Relocation Map

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

Sky Conditions at Standeford Observatory

Standeford Observatory Sign

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

You may phone Standeford Observatory (389-6208) 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.