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Astronomy

Colorado State University- 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 to 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

Physics Department

Faculty and Staff

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