South Physics Observatory
University of Utah Department of Physics and Astronomy
 

Observatory Status

OBSERVATORY STATUS: The observatory will be open at 8pm tonight. 4-23-14

4/23/14

Updated: 2:30pm 4-23-14

Call 58-SPACE (587-7223) after 8:00pm 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 uofuastronomyclub@hotmail.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.

New Stuff

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.


Current Sky and Astronomy Info

NASA's SKYWATCH

This is where you can find information about when and where the International Space Station will be visible flying overhead.

Current Weather

Live Infrared Satellite Provided by Intellicast.com

Current Pacific Weather Current Pacific Weather
Current Weather

Clear Sky Chart for Salt Lake City

Sky and Telescope Magazine

Sky and Telescope online keeps you updated on new astronomy findings as well as having great observational tools for the amateur like Jupiter's and Saturn's moons positions.



Have an astronomy related question? Click here to ask an astronomer!

Information about our Universe

Our Sun

Planets

Solar System Objects

Stars

Exo-Planets

Nebula

Star Clusters

Galaxies

The Universe and Beyond

Recent SPO Images


Lunar Eclipse 4-15-14


Pie Day Sol in H-Alpha


Supernova in M82


M16 Eagle Nebula


M57 Ring Nebula


M20 Trifid Nebula


M27 Dumbbell Nebula


Cell phone Saturn

Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah
201 JFB • 115 south 1400 east, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0830
Phone (801) 581-6901 • Fax (801) 581-4801
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