MSUM Regional Science Center

FM Astronomy Club • 6 November 2019

Waiting for nightfall at the Science CenterThe Minnesota State University Moorhead Regional Science Center Buffalo River Site (RCS) is the primary location for public star parties hosted by the Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club. Astronomy events are usually held on the west side of the building were concrete pads are placed for setting up telescopes.

The RCS is located adjacent to Minnesota's Buffalo River State Park and contains approximately 400 acres of mixed habitat containing prairie, forest, and river ecosystems.

The RCS also has a spacious 13,000 square feet Interpretive Center on-site with facilities that include an auditorium, meeting area, and classrooms.

Paul P. Feder Cassegrain Telescope
16-inch Cassegrain Telescope

Also located at the RCS is the Paul P. Feder Observatory, home to a 16-inch Cassegrain telescope that is utilized by the MSUM Physics Department for research.

For more information click to visit the MSUM Regional Science Center homepage.



Clear Sky Clock (Astronomy Weather Forecast)

The Clear Sky Clock is the astronomers' forecast. It shows at a glance when, in the next 48 hours, we might expect clear and dark skies for one specific observing site. For more explanation of this chart please visit the Clear Sky Clock

Moorhead Minute: Regional Science Center Video

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MSUM Regional Science Center Interpretive Center

How To Get There:

The RCS is located 16 miles east of Moorhead, MN at: 663 164th St S, Glyndon, MN 56547. See the map below.