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Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory - Washington, DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 53.272 W 077° 01.110
18S E 324931 N 4306269
Quick Description: An observatory at the National Air and Space Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 11/23/2018 5:17:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMZKCP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
Views: 1

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory with a 16inch telescope is a U.S. public observatory located at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The observatory of the National Air and Space Museum was named for Phoebe Waterman Haas in recognition of a $6 million donation from the Thomas W. Haas Foundation, which established an endowment for the museum's Public Observatory Program. Thomas W. Haas is the son of Dorothy Haas and of F. Otto Haas, who was the son of Phoebe Haas and Otto Haas. The observatory opened in 2009 as part of the celebration of the International Year of Astronomy."
Observatory Purpose: Private

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: 1

Site URL: Not listed

Year Dedicated or Opened: Not Listed

Altitude (meters): Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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If you participated in an observing session, let everyone know what you saw!

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