Newton Memorial Observatory, Meadville, Pa.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Andy Too
N 41° 38.847 W 080° 08.806
17T E 571051 N 4610985
Quick Description: Allegheny College's historic Observatory.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2009 3:20:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM6FA8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
Views: 9

Long Description:
This observatory, dedicated June 19, 1901, was a gift to the college by Mrs. Mary Newton in memory of her husband Capt. Don Newton who had attended the college. The building is constructed of sandstone in a Greek Revival style with a copper dome capable of 320 degree rotation. It houses a 9.5 inch optical telescope still in use today by the college's astronomy department.

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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

Year Dedicated or Opened: 1901

Altitude (meters): 381

Site URL: 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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