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Fort Hays State University
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Tomanek Hall 255
Phone: 785-628-4271
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FHSU Astronomy Club

The FHSU Astronomy Club exists to give both students and the public the opportunity to observe the night sky with telescopes located on the Tomanek Hall Observation Deck and in the Albertson Hall astronomy tower. Student members staff the Observation Deck and host public events so that community members may utilize the telescopes.

Observatory hours for the Spring 2016 semester: TBD.

2016S semester Astronomy Club meetings: TBD.

Send questions or comments to the club advisors. For more information about student organizations on the FHSU campus, visit the Center for Student Involvement.

Useful Free Software:

Stellarium (planetarium software)

Celestia (planetarium/3D space simulation software)

Google Earth (check out the Sky, Moon, and Mars views)

Useful Links:

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Sky and Telescope

Space Weather


Space Weather Prediction Center



Astronomy magazine

ISS Sightings (click on the "+REAL-TIME DATA / ORBITAL TRACKING" tab for ISS location map)

FHSU Clear Sky Chart

FHSU Clear Sky Chart


Meade LX200 10" telescope manual

Celestron 14" telescope manual

CGEM DX 14" telescope computerized mount manual

FHSU Astronomy Club Constitution


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