Observatory

Allegheny Observatory

Published on February 9, 2015
Allegheny Observatory
The Allegheny Observatory is one of the major astronomical research institutions of the world. It is located in Riverview Park, four miles north of the Golden Triangle (downtown Pittsburgh) and eight miles from the University of Pittsburgh of which it is an integral part. Although pioneering in pure research is the chief function of the observatory, its telescopes and instrumental…
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Arecibo Observatory

Published on July 6, 2015
Arecibo Observatory
As the site of world's largest single-dish radio telescope, the Arecibo Observatory attracts visitors of all ages and from many countries. It's been featured often in popular culture, including scenes from the James Bond movie GoldenEye. The Arecibo Observatory is part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), operated by a consortium of SRI International, USRA , UMET, under…
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Ashton Observatory

Published on February 9, 2015
Ashton Observatory
The observatory houses two permanently mounted telescopes. The twin-domed facility has a 16-inch, f/4.5 Newtonian, and a research-grade 16-inch Meade LX200 GPS telescope. In addition to the twin domes, seven outdoor telescope pads are available for members to accomidate personal equipment for public and private viewing.
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Astrophysical Observatory at College of Staten Island

Published on February 9, 2015
Astrophysical Observatory at College of Staten Island
The Astrophysical Observatory of the College of Staten Island (CSI) is located adjacent to the running track on the CSI Willowbrook Campus in Richmond County, New York. The observatory is a 24' x 24' building with a wheelchair lift and is topped with a 16' Ash dome.
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Ball State University Observatory

Published on February 9, 2015
Ball State University Observatory
Don't limit yourself to pictures you've seen in print or online. Come to our observatory and see the moon, planets, and stars in real time. Our observatory contains telescopes of various sizes. Public nighttime open house visits are scheduled two to four times a year.
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Bays Mountain Observatory

Published on February 9, 2015
Bays Mountain Observatory
View the night sky with many large telescopes at our observatories. See fascinating celestial objects like planets, the moon, star clusters, nebulae & galaxies.
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Beaver Meadow Observatory

Published on February 9, 2015
Beaver Meadow Observatory
The BAA currently maintains a dark sky observatory at the Audubon Society's Beaver Meadow Nature Center in North Java, New York. Here the Association's varied instruments - including 20 inch and 12 inch Newtonian reflectors, 10 and 8 inch Schmidt Cassegrains and 6 inch equatorial refractor, along with CCD and video imaging cameras - are available for use by any…
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Behlen Observatory

Published on February 9, 2015
Behlen Observatory
Behlen Observatory is a research facility operated by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Physics and Astronomy. It is located in Mead, Nebraska approximately 38 miles northeast of Lincoln. It houses a 30-inch Cassegrain Reflector which is primarily used for variable star research. Several public night are held each year for when the 30-inch telescope is avialable for public viewing.
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Blueberry Pond Observatory

Published on February 9, 2015
Blueberry Pond Observatory
Evening observing sessions are available in one-hour, or two-hour formats, and can start as early as 6:30 PM in the Winter, and 9:30 PM in the Summer. Call 207-688-4410 to schedule a session!
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Bowman Observatory

Published on February 9, 2015
Bowman Observatory
The Observatory is operated by members of the Astronomical Society of Greenwich on behalf of the Greenwich Board of Education. The Observatory is on the grounds of the Julian Curtiss School, East Elm Street, Greenwich (see map below), and is open to the public free of charge twice a month, and for special celestial events. The Observatory is also open…
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