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Seminars and Events

BSU Department of Physics Invites You to Join the First Friday Astronomy.

First Friday Astronomy is open to the public and happens every first Friday (even in the summer months).

Lectures start at 7:30 pm (MT) in the Liberal Arts Building (LART), room 106. Events are open to the public and donation-supported.

Please note: Our location has changed and will now be in the Liberal Arts Building, not the Education building.

You can donate at and live-stream at

Summer 2024 Line Up:

List of presenters:

  1. May 3, 2024 – Tim Frazier, Professor Emeritus Aurorae or I Took a Wrong Turn at the Airport
  2. June 7, 2024 – Chris Anderson, Observatory Coordinator In the Shadows of Asteroids: Stellar Occultation Observations at the College of Southern Idaho
  3. July 5, 2024 – Dr. Elizabeth Macdonald, Space Physicist, NASA Goddard What is the Aurora and How Can You Get Involved in Aurora Research?  
  4. August 2, 2024 – Dr. Jason Williams, Project Scientist for NASA’s Cold Atom Lab NASA’s Cold Atom Lab: Six Years of Quantum Science on the International Space Station

To see Upcoming Event Details, head to Physics Events.


For more information on our Observatory and events, please head to our Observatory webpage.

Physics Fall Colloquium Series:

Information on the Physics Fall Colloquium Series will be available in August 2024.

Contact for questions.

To see Upcoming Event Details, head to Physics Events.

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