During public viewing nights, BSU students, faculty and staff are available to show you the wonders of the night sky through our telescopes.
Popular targets this summer will be Jupiter, Saturn, the double stars Mizar and Albireo, the Ring Nebula, and Messier 13 among many others. Whenever the Moon is out, BSU gets spectacular views of that, too. When you look at “faint fuzzies” – nebulae and galaxies – through their telescopes, you don’t see the level of detail the Hubble sees, but what you do see is beautiful and often surprising, even to us. Sometimes BSU does telescope tours of different types of stars.
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!