Newton Memorial Observatory, Meadville, Pa.
Posted by: 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
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.
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!