Minnesota State University Moorhead Physics and Astronomy:
Paul P. Feder Observatory

College of Health, Science, & the Environment

About the Feder Observatory

[Image of Feder Observatory] The Paul P. Feder Observatory is the research and educational astronomical observatory for the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Minnesota State University Moorhead. It houses a 16-inch Cassegrain reflecting telescope with a 16 Megapixel CCD camera to record images, which can then be shown on computer monitors and processed by students and staff into scientifically usable data.

The observatory and telescope are used for astronomical research, college courses, and public outreach programming. If you would like to schedule time out at the observatory for outreach or research, please contact the Department.

The Feder Observatory is located at:
46°52’00.42″ N  96°27’11.79″ W (or 46°.86678 N 96°.45328 W)
at an altitude of 311 meters above sea level.

If you are using a GPS to get out to the observatory, the address is 663 164th St S, Glyndon, MN 56547.

[Image of Clear Dark Sky Clock]
(Above image courtesy of ClearDarkSky.com)