Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Welcome to Millikin's Astronomy site.

Here, we are committed to exploration, discovery, and examination, both of space and ourselves. The facilities and equipment used for astronomy allow just that. Students are given a vast number of possibilities through training in equipment and procedure, easy access to all equipment, classes designed to meet the needs of student's future plans, and independent studies.

Millikin's Astronomy program does not end there. We have one of the largest publicly accessible telescopes in the area. In the fall and spring of the year, we host public viewing sessions, where all members of the community are welcome to stop by to do some stargazing with the assistance of qualified personnel. We also extend our reach outside of Millikin. Millikin's six 8" telescopes are portable, allowing us to go to dark sites for high-detail.

Come check us out!

External Links

Professional Organizations


American Association of Physics Teachers

The offical site for AAPT

American Astronomical Society

The offical site for AAS

American Physical Society

The offical site for APS

Society of Physics Students

The offical site for SPS

Physics and General Science


Physics Today

The latest news in physics


Science news that is only a click away

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

A new photo each day with an explanation by a professional astronomer

Locations and Facilities


National Radio Astronomy Observatory

A s ystem of Radio Telescopes world-wide

Software, Hardware, and Maps


The Mag-7 Star Atlas Project

A free online site which provides detailed star charts up to 7th magnitude objects


A free open source planetarium for your computer


Astro-camera, computer software, and instructions on how to use both

Starry Night

Software which is helpful both all levels of astronomers

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL