UNL is home base for a handful of observatories available for the observation of astronomical phenomena. The Student Observatory sits atop the Stadium Drive Parking Garage and allows students, faculty, and the general public on specific dates to see the moon, planets, and constellations from downtown Lincoln. Behlen Observatory, located near Meade, Nebraska, has a more powerful telescope that allows for closer looks at nighttime spectacles. The Physics & Astronomy Department frequently hosts public nights at both of these observatories where members of the Lincoln and greater Nebraska communities may take part in observation and other activities.

UNL is also home to the Minnich Telescope, which allows for the study of solar events. Branched Oak Observatory, a public observatory that is operated by UNL Lecturer Michael Sibbernsen, holds its own public nights and events that will interest anyone curious about astronomy.

Learn more about UNL observatories and telescopes:

Behlen Observatory Minnich Telescope

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Branched Oak Observatory