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Welcome to the Dark Sky Observatory

Welcome to the DSO web site! 

For the about once-in-15 years Mars favorable opposition this month, we are having at least two public nights (more if these fill up and there is sufficient interest). On each night we have four, 1-hour sessions that span the entire time of the night when Mars is high enough, from 11 pm to 4:30 am!

For tickets to the sessions on Friday, July 27th, go to our Webconnex ticketing site here.

For tickets to the sessions on Saturday, July 28th, go to our Webconnex ticketing site here.

NOTE THAT TICKETS ARE ONLY GOOD ON THE SPECIFIC NIGHT YOU BUY THEM FOR!


Appalachian State University's Dark Sky Observatory is the research facility used by faculty and their students to conduct observational research in astrophysics. It is equipped with four telescopes, each used regularly for CCD imaging and photometry, with spectrographic instrumentation also available at the 32-inch. Established in 1981, the observatory is located about 20 miles northeast of Boone at an elevation of a kilometer. Far from major cities, its dark skies provide a good setting for digital imaging and spectroscopy done in stellar and solar system research projects.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 12:00am
The image at right is the "first light" color composite image taken the first night of use of the...
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