Missouri S&T Observatory

Open to the public throughout the semester for visitors' nights, our observatory houses a 16-inch diameter telescope. The observatory is also used as a teaching resource for certain classes taught by our physics faculty.

1870 Miner Circle, Rolla, MO 65409

Upcoming Events

Public Observatory Event

Third Thursday! Every third thursday in the spring 2018 semester stop by the observatory to have an extra opportunity to view celestial objects. The viewing...

2/15
Public Observatory Event

2/19 10:00pm – Crab Nebula Come see the Crab Nebula. It is a supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus and was recorded by Chinese astronomers as...

2/19 10pm
Public Observatory Event

Third Thursday! Every third thursday in the spring 2018 semester stop by the observatory to have an extra opportunity to view celestial objects. The viewing...

3/15
Public Observatory Event

3/22 10:30pm – Messier 3 It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764, and resolved into stars by William Herschel around 1784. It has since become one of...

3/22 10:30pm
Public Observatory Event

4/9 9pm – Messier 37 and/or 35 M37 is the brightest, and richest of the three Messier open clusters in Auriga, and M35 consists of hundreds of stars, of...

4/9 9pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Corey Harrington
Corey Harrington left a positive review 8/23/2017

Need to have the 16in telescope next time and possibly relocated it in due time. Too much light in the current location. Still cool to see Saturn and fun to meet new people and I appreciate the staffs time.

Missouri S&T Observatory
Missouri S&T Observatory posted a photo 1/27/2016