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New Observatory Draws Visitors Skyward

Astronomy Instructor George Eberts with the Fecker telescope

When it comes to mapping the night sky for visitors to Ohio University’s new observatory at The Ridges, astronomer Dr. Doug Clowe and his colleagues have ample opportunities to point to planets and star constellations, as well as other celestial bodies. Since the opening of the Ohio University Observatory last May, […]

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December 5, 2017 at 3:30 pmNews

Ohio University Observatory Opening Set for May 6

Observatory site

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 department’s refurbished Fecker telescope and portable telescopes will be possible, weather […]

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May 1, 2017 at 10:45 pmEvents

Aligning the Observatory Telescope with Polar Axis of Earth

Aligning the Observatory Telescope with Polar Axis of Earth

Mike Myers, a Mechanical System Technician from Physics & Astronomy  visited the Ohio University Observatory construction site recently to take measurements to position Ohio University’s 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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November 18, 2016 at 2:02 pmNews

New Astronomy Observatory Under Construction at The Ridges

A portion of the Fecker telescope awaits its new home.

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 University that we have a permanent domed structure on campus to shield the […]

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November 7, 2016 at 12:55 pmNews