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SLL Observatory

This page is to help document the events held out at the SLL Observatory

From summarizing public programs to recapping research projects, my hope is that this page will help readers gain a sense of what this best kept secret of Northwest Oklahoma is all about!

The Selman Living Laboratory (SLL) is located in Northwest Oklahoma near Freedom. It is a biological research station consisting of over 300 acres reserved for research by Oklahoma students and educators.

Seated on a small separate plot very near the 300+ acres is the SLL campus and the SLL Observatory. The campus consists of a double-wide trailer with full amenities, a brick and mortar mess hall/classroom and several outbuildings.

There are two domes on the campus, one of which is fully functional. Housed inside this primary dome is a 12″ Meade telescope. Pictured in the logo to the left is an individual looking through a Dobsonian design telescope. The SLL Observatory has five 10″ Dobsonians which we frequently bring out for the public to use during programs.

Astronomy programs are currently run by volunteers. Though we accept donations, programs are free to the public and can be arranged by contacting Dr. Steve Maier at sjmaier@nwosu.edu. You can also join the SLL Observers email list by sending Dr. Maier an email.

For more details of this facility, you can visit the official web page at www.nwosu.edu/sll-observatory .

Hopefully we’ll get to share our clear dark skies with you soon!

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