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BYU-Idaho Observatory

Come explore Rexburg's gateway to the cosmos.
Stephen McNiel of the Physics Department took a group of students to the Observatory out by the Livestock Center on a beautiful clear night.  Studnet Astronomy enthusiasts had the opportunity to see Saturn along with other star clusters.

BYU-Idaho Observatory

Due to the nature of the Observatory, all times and dates are subject to change based on weather conditions and faculty resources.

The following information are the general guidelines we use.

The Observatory is:

  • Closed on cloudy/overcast nights
  • Open to the public
  • Free of charge

Operators are on duty to answer questions, point out constellations, and operate the telescope.

Observatory Hours:

For the most up-to-date hours and information visit our Facebook page.

Usual hours are:

Monday - Friday
8:00pm - 11:30 pm

Contact for more information

Stephen McNeil
(208) 496-7748