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EIU Observatory

Observatory

 

The Open House is scheduled for Friday, August 28th, 2015..

The Eastern Illinois University Observatory was completed in 2004 with funds donated by alumni and friends. This observatory houses a 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope that is computer controlled for both positioning and data acquisition. It is located in a dark field on campus which makes it both accessible and useful. The director of the observatory is Dr. James Conwell. The observatory can be used for classes, research, and community outreach. Open houses are held on the last Friday of each month (rainy or clear, hot or cold weather). Click here for a map and directions to the observatory.   

 

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Physics Department

Physical Sciences Building Room 2131
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-3220
Fax: (217) 581-8548
physics@eiu.edu


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