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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Telescope Live View

We will broadcast live video from one of our telescopes during our public observing hours. Simply press the large play button in the middle of the viewer to begin. Unfortunately, to keep the broadcast free, Ustream will play a short advertisement (30 seconds or less) before the broadcast begins. Please note that image quality is highly dependent on atmospheric conditions, which will vary from night to night. You may notice that the image "wiggles" or appears wavy at times. This is caused by wind and temperature differentials in Earth's atmosphere and is known as atmospheric turbulence. Enjoy!


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