Welcome to the Arkansas Tech University
93:08:10.72 West Longitude;35:17:42.58 North Latitude;107 meters Elevation
GMT - 6 hours (Central Standard Time)
The Observatory is open to the public just after sunset (@dark-thirty) for about an hour the first Tuesday of each month (weather permitting) during the 9 month academic year September through May excluding January. The observatory courtyard is adjacent to McEver Hall (map).
December 3 observatory open house has been cancelled.
If the clouds cooperate by staying away, the observatory will be open to the public
in spring 2014 on:
February 4 6:00-7:00pm
March 4 7:00-8:00pm
April 1 7:00-8:00pm
May 6 8:00-9:00pm
Affiliation with Whispering Pines Observatories
Skyview Cafe (Interactive Planetarium)
Astronomy Picture of the Day APOD
Earth Observatory Image of the Day IOTD
Astronomy Education Animations and Simulations
Nine Planets (Solar System Data)
Center for Backyard Astrophysics - CBA Arkansas
Space Weather (Earth-Sun Environment)
Lunar and Solar Eclipse Information
Visual Satellite Tracking Information
U.S. Naval Observatory (Observational Ephemerides)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Missions
American Astronomical Society AAS
Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts ADS
American Association of Variable Star Observers AAVSO
National Optical Astronomical Observatories NOAO
Minor Planet Center MPC
CMuniwin - Photometry Software
Times & Dates Help
1994 Solar Eclipse; Forest canopy projects solar images from "pinhole" cameras made by dozens of interlaced leaves above.
A project involving follow-up observations of NEO-PHAs (Near Earth Object-Potentially Hazardous Asteroids) to help us avoid the fate of the dinosaurs.
Where's the Asteroid?
Star field with cataclysmic variable star FS Auriga and our newly discovered eclipsing
(2007 AJ, 133, 1944, 2011 AJ, 141, 124).
Try and find the cataclysmic variable, its accretion disk puts out lots of UV light
making it appear as an extremely blue star right of center.
Observations of a galaxy before and after one of its star's went supernova.
The light from the supernova almost outshines the galaxy of several billion stars itself.
Observations ofoutbursts, superoutburst and superhumps in cataclysmic variable
V1159 Orionis over its ~45 day cycle.