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Observatory

Observatory

QUICK FACTS:

  • Will feature a 1926 Alvan Clark 12 3/8” refracting telescope

  • Outdoor viewing terrace

  • Observatory accessible to every school in the state both on-site and online

 

 
 
 

 
 
• The new 2,500 square foot observatory at the State Museum will house a 1926 Alvan Clark 12 3/8-inch refracting telescope, considered to be the “Stradivarius” of refracting lens telescopes, as well as an outdoor viewing terrace with additional telescopes.
 
• The Clark telescope has a new, digital control system, with advanced technology that will allow users to access the instrument, provide coordinates and receive images via the Internet.
 
• This remarkable new resource will benefit students across the state and revolutionize the way in which educators can integrate astronomy into their teaching.
 
• Even students at schools with the most limited of resources will be able to access the Clark telescope to study phenomena from the rings of Saturn to the Orion nebula.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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