SFA Observatory
Co Rd 124
United States
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-94° -94' 12.762" N 31° 31' 41.4684" W

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stephen F. Austin State University operates the second largest Observatory in Texas and the Central Time Zone. Located eleven miles north of the historic East Texas city of Nacogdoches, the SFA Observatory proudly carries on and enhances the tradition of the campus-based facility. The Student Observatory at the site currently provides 600 introductory astronomy students per year the opportunity to view and learn the wonders of the sky. The Research Observatory is used by students and faculty to broaden our understanding of the universe. It is one of the only facilities of its size in the world which permits regular use by advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The astronomers on staff are the observatory director Dr. Norman L. Markworth and Dr. Dan Bruton.

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