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Astronomy

CSU Pueblo's Astronomy class gives students a chance to explore the Solar system, including motions of the planets, eclipses, and satellite exploration; classification and evolution of stars; clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and the expanding universe.

CSU Pueblo Observatory

The CSU Pueblo Observatory is a resource for the students and faculty of the University as well as the Pueblo community to gain a better understanding of the night sky.

Open House

The observatory is open to the public on the third Tuesday evening of every month. Please call 719.549.2683 for the latest information. Adverse weather conditions (e.g. overcast skies) will cancel public observing sessions.

Astronomy Links

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    Links

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    Current Observing Conditions

    Clear Sky Chart​​​

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    Specifications

    Observatory

    • Dome Diameter 16.5 feet
    • Dome Operation Automated
    • SoftwareTheSky, T-Point, Orchestrate, CCDSoft and IAS
    • CCD Cameras SBIG ST-1001E & STV

    Telescope

    • Manufacturer Celestron 
    • ModelC22
    • Primary Mirror Diameter 22 inches 
    • Speed f/10 
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    Directions

    Colorado State University Pueblo Observatory
    4028 W. 11th St.
    Pueblo, CO

    From the North: Traveling south on Interstate 25

    • Take exit 101
    • Merge onto US-50 W (toward Canon City)
    • Turn left (south) onto Pueblo Blvd (CO- 45)
    • Turn right (west) onto Nature Center Road
    • Park at Nature Center and hike to the Observatory

    From the South: Traveling north on Interstate 25

    • Take exit 94 (CO- 45 N/ Pueblo Blvd)
    • Turn left (west) onto Nature Center Road
    • Park at Nature Center and hike to the Observatory

    From the West: Traveling east on US-50

    • Turn left (south) onto Pueblo Blvd (CO- 45)
    • Turn right (west) onto Nature Center Road
    • Park at Nature Center and hike to the Observatory

Summer 2022

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$500 Scholarship Opportunity

Advising for summer courses is open. New and current students are eligible for a $500 summer scholarship if enrolled in 9 or more summer credits. 

Summer Scholarship Interest Form

Schedule Advising

Registration is Open

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Registration for both summer and fall courses is open for continuing students. Students can register for classes in self-service Banner or reference the following instructions and resources.

Department of Mathematics & Physics

Faculty and Staff

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