UNL Department of Physics and Astronomy-Observatories

Open House at the Student Observatory

Come with your friends, roommates, and family to see the stars, planets, and moons from campus!

Visible this semester

  • Jupiter
  • Pleiades
  • Double Cluster
  • Orion Nebula
  • Earth's Moon
  • and more

Event Flyer

Map to the observatory

UNL Student Observatory is located on City Campus on top of the Stadium Drive Parking Garage. Once you arrive, take the elevator or stairs to the top floor. Click/tap map to enlarge.

Student Observatory

The telescope in the Student Observatory is a 16" Meade LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain.


Open Houses are on Fridays. Decisions to cancel due to weather will be made by 3 p.m. that day and posted on the event calendar.