OBSERVATORY STATUS: The observatory is tentatively open. Come up if the sky is clear before 9pm. We'll open the doors at 8pm.
Updated: 6:15pm 8-27-14
Call 58-SPACE (587-7223) after 10:00pm to verify status. Any questions outside observatory opening times should be directed to our email.
Observatory and Celestial Event Calendar
The U of U Department of Physics and Astronomy conducts FREE public Star Parties every CLEAR Wednesday night on the roof of the South Physics Building at the University of Utah. Check the calendar for scheduled opening times which change throughout the year. See above for information on whether the observatory is currently open or closed.
For more information on the The University Astronomy Club and to become a member, please email email@example.com. If you would like to join, please send your name, email address, major and year (for students).
Stop by the Utah Museum of Natural History every 4th Wednesday of the month before you stop by SPO. The Phun With Physics program being held from 4-6pm will show you some great physics demonstrations.
Check out the photo of the supernova in M82 taken from SPO on 1/24/14. Image is on the pane to the right.
Click HERE for a gif movie of the eclipse from our Willard Eccles Observatory. It is a large file >15mb!
Click here for a gif movie of the eclipse from Bryce Canyon.
Newest images from WEO as of 9-19-10 are here.
Check out the videos taken from the Willard L. Eccles Observatory with the Leonid bolide streaking across Utah here.