The Smith Observatory - Geneva, New York
N 42° 52.328 W 077° 00.181
18T E 336396 N 4748561
Quick Description: The Smith Observatory once belong to Hobart College in Geneva, New York.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 6/8/2008 4:11:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM3YY3
Dr. William R. Brooks discovered no less than 27 different comets from this observatory in the late 1800's. See the URL for a great article from the New York times of over 100 years ago. Dr. Brooks was the director of the Observatory and a professor at Hobart in the late 1800's.
The Observatory is now private, but will be open to the public on the third Sunday in July and August.
Observatory Purpose: Private
Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes
Radio Telescopes?: No
Open to the Public?: No
Is this a Club Observatory?: No
Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes
Active Observatory?: Retired
Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 1
Site URL: [Web Link]
Altitude (meters): 176
Solar Telescopes?: Not listed
Year Dedicated or Opened: 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!