Our unique program blends course work with research opportunities and provides students access to professional-quality telescopes, instrumentation and computers. Our students go on to the best graduate programs in the country, or to a variety of rewarding careers both in and out of the field of science.

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Space Nights every Wednesday during the academic year. Kids' Nights 1st and 3rd Fridays. Check out the Events link for more info.

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Watching the eclipse from the top of the world
When I learned that a meeting of my division of the American Astronomical Society would be held in the path of totality of the August 21st eclipse, I knew it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Having never been to Idaho, my family … Continue reading →
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