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The Ohio University Observatory

Architect's rendering of the observatory

Architect's rendering of the observatory

Current News about the Observatory

Ohio University opened a new campus observatory for undergraduate teaching and public outreach in May 2017. Public telescope nights have been scheduled through December 2017.

The Ohio University Observatory is sited at The Ridges on the hilltop between Konneker Research Laboratory and the water tower. Astrophysical Institute faculty members sponsor programming at the observatory.

Recent News about the Observatory

The Ohio University Physics & Astronomy Department and the Astrophysical Institute host a formal opening of the new Ohio University Observatory on Saturday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. at The Ridges Auditorium. Public viewing of celestial bodies using the departments refurbished Fecker telescope and portable telescopes will be possible, weather […]

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observatory news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 02

Mike Myers, a Mechanical System Technician from Physics & Astronomy visited the Ohio University Observatory construction site recently to take measurements to position Ohio Universitys refurbished 10-inch Fecker telescope during installation and use. The axis of the telescope will be in line with the polar axis of the Earth in […]

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observatory news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 18

Ohio University has initiated construction on a new campus observatory that will augment capabilities for undergraduate instruction and public outreach. A formal opening is scheduled for May 2017. “This is the first time in the history of Ohio Universitythat we have a permanent domed structure on campus to shield the […]

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observatory news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 07

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