General Info on the Student Observatory

The UNL Student Observatory is found on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Physics and Astronomy. It is located on top of the parking garage at the interscection of Stadium Drive and 10th Street (directly west of the stadium, near location A6 on the UNL Campus Map). It houses a 16-inch Cassegrain Reflector which is primarily used for student projects.

Several public night are held each year for when the 16-inch telescope is avialable for public viewing. The exact dates of these nights will be advertised on these pages well in advance. School groups may also arrange special tours schedules permitting. Please keep in mind that the UNL Student Observatory is located very near downtown Lincoln. Although it is very useful for looking at planets and double stars, the sky brightness makes it very difficult to view deep sky objects.

People with questions concerning the observatory may contact the Student Observatory Coordinator Dr. Kevin Lee by e-mail at or by phone (with voice mail) at 402-472-3686.

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