DePauw University's McKim Observatory, Greencastle, Indiana
Posted by: paulspaper
N 39° 38.738 W 086° 51.150
16S E 512655 N 4388437
Quick Description: DePauw University's McKim Observatory is an excellent example of a well-equipped late 1800's observatory.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2007 11:14:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM2FKW
The Observatory houses many of its original instruments, including a 9.53 inch Clark refracting telescope and a Fauth and Co. meridian transit telescope. Built in 1884, McKim Observatory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in a residential neighborhood approximately one kilometer from the main campus, McKim is currently used by: students enrolled in astronomy classes, independent student research projects, and the public at monthly open houses.
Observatory Purpose: Private
Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes
Radio Telescopes?: No
Solar Telescopes?: No
Open to the Public?: Yes
Is this a Club Observatory?: No
Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes
Active Observatory?: Active
Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 2
Site URL: [Web Link]
Year Dedicated or Opened: 1884
Altitude (meters): Not Listed
Note the time of day of your visit, and your own photo of your favorite part of the observatory. This might be the view from the observatory, picture of your favorite building or favorite exhibit. (Be mindful of flash photography rules!)
If you participated in an observing session, let everyone know what you saw!