Dear Boise State supporters,
I recently spent an evening beneath the glittering night sky with students from my UF100: Alien Worlds, Alien Life class. This course surveys the burgeoning field of exoplanets and how these discoveries have revolutionized the search for extraterrestrial life.
As part of their coursework, students are invited to stargaze at our on-campus observatory, and for this semester's last night of stargazing, Boise State photographer Patrick Sweeney joined us to take some spectacular photos, which you can see below. (You can view all the photos here.)
We use red lights at the observatory so students can read their star charts without ruining their night vision, which give the event an eerie, Halloween-appropriate feel.
We'd love to bring this kind of awe-inspiring astronomy to folks across Idaho, and your support of this Pony Up campaign to purchase a digital planetarium will help us do just that. Please spread the word and help us bring the universe to Boise State.
And to those who have already donated, thanks so much for your support!