UNM Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
1919 Lomas Blvd. NE, UNM North Campus
The Observatory is a public service of the department.
At 3pm on Fridays this page will show whether the observatory will be open that evening for our regular Friday night public viewing.
On Yale Blvd. NE, 2 blocks north of Lomas
Stucco building with white dome
|Facilities||Meade 14" LX200GPS acquired in 2004|
|Parking||Free during Observatory hours in the M Lot adjacent to Observatory building|
|Viewing Dates||Every Friday during the Fall and Spring Semesters (except Thanksgiving, and Fall and Spring Break) when the weather is clear; recorded information is also available at 277-1446.|
|Hours||7-9 p.m. MST, 8-10 p.m. MDT|
|Admission||Open to the public as well as UNM students...free of charge.|
|Group Arrangements||For groups of 15 or more, call at least 2 weeks in advance to make reservations: 505 277-4492|
|Safety Information||If we are open, the doors to the courtyard and the dome will be open, and red lights will be on inside. If the door to the courtyard is closed we are not open. It is possible for the weather to turn bad during a public evening, in which case we may close early. If you experience an emergency, call 911. Otherwise, the number for the campus police is 277-2241.|
|What’s in the sky right now?||Sky and Telescope’s skychart is adaptable for any location and any time.|
Meade 14" LX200GPS Telescope:
A mosaic image of the Moon made with our new CCD camera on the 14" Meade.
Image by Daniel Zirzow and Mark Gorski
The Orion Nebula (M42) photographed through the 14" Meade
by Daniel Zirzow and Dave Martin: