John Bunyan Observatory - Berthoud, Colorado
Posted by: Big B Bob
N 40° 18.348 W 105° 04.584
13T E 493507 N 4461701
Quick Description: The Bunyan Observatory is a replica of the astronomical observatory Berthoud banker John Bunyan built in his backyard in 1933.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2009 7:29:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM7TKJ
John Bunyan’s original telescope may be viewed in a small frame building that was built to replicate the banker’s 1930s’ observatory. A hand-cranked, roll-away roof is an unusual feature that may be seen in operation the first Friday evening of each month when the observatory is opened for public stargazing.
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: 1
Site URL: [Web Link]
Year Dedicated or Opened: 2004
Altitude (meters): 1533
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!