South Physics Observatory

A landscape of the dark skies. You see an arm of the Milky Way Galaxy.

6 dark sky parks near campus

Celebrate International Dark Sky Week at these parks located an hour or less from the U’s campus.


10 Places on campus to visit

Taking a picture and getting familiar with some new areas of campus could win you $50.


HUMANS OF THE U: PAUL RICKETTS

On Aug. 21, Paul Ricketts, director of the U’s South Physics Observatory, drove to Driggs, Idaho, to watch and document the total solar eclipse. Ricketts shared his take on the biggest astronomical event in decades from the point of view of an astronomy educator and celestial photographer.


SEARCH FOR SPACE GHOSTS

All are welcome to the South Physics Observatory to stargaze and celebrate Halloween, a holiday with astronomical roots.