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Cincinnati Observatory - Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca
N 39° 08.319 W 084° 25.340
16S E 722783 N 4335327
Quick Description: an astronomical observatory located on the top of Hyde Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 6/1/2018 6:14:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMYDF2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 1

Long Description:
This astronomical observatory is located on the top of Hyde Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.

According to Wikipedia, "it consists of two observatory buildings housing an 11-inch (28 cm) and 16 inch (41 cm) aperture refracting telescope. It is the oldest professional observatory in the United States. It was a key facility for astronomical research and education at the University of Cincinnati and currently operates as a 19th-century observatory. There are regular viewings through both historical telescopes as well as tours and additional programs. The observatory also has an extensive outreach program, providing astronomical education for the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana region"

Source: Wikipedia

Address: 3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208 USA
Observatory Purpose: Research

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: No

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: 2

Site URL: [Web Link]

Year Dedicated or Opened: 1843

Altitude (meters): 234

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