Hulbert Observatory - Cranbrook Institute of Science - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dinoprophet
N 42° 34.348 W 083° 15.008
17T E 315324 N 4715793
Quick Description: Observatory attached to the Cranbrook Institute of science
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/11/2008 7:07:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM4NH2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member az_pistolero
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Long Description:
The Hulbert Observatory, along with the rest of the museum, was constructed in the late 1920s-early 1930s. Its six-inch refracting telescope was purchased by Judge Henry Schoolcraft Hulbert in 1927.

The observatory is free with museum admission. Viewing hours are Friday evening, 8:30 to 10pm, and Sunday afternoon, 1 to 4pm, both weather permitting.

Museum hours and rates:

Admission Daily 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 10pm

Closed Easter Day, Independence Day, Labor Day through Sept. 13, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day and New Year's Eve and Day.

Adults$9.50
Children (ages 2-12)$7.50
Seniors (ages 65+)$7.50
Children under 2 yrsFree
MembersFree

Friday Evening Admission 5 - 10pm
Adults$5.50
Children (ages 2-12)$4.50
Seniors (ages 65+)$4.50
Children under 2 yrsFree
MembersFree
The museum also has a planetarium (additional fee applies)

Observatory Purpose: Research

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: 1

Site URL: [Web Link]

Year Dedicated or Opened: 1930

Altitude (meters): Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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!

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