The Smith Observatory - Geneva, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
N 42° 52.328 W 077° 00.181
18T E 336396 N 4748561
Quick Description: The Smith Observatory once belong to Hobart College in Geneva, New York.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 6/8/2008 4:11:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM3YY3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 99

Long Description:
Dr. William R. Brooks discovered no less than 27 different comets from this observatory in the late 1800's. See the URL for a great article from the New York times of over 100 years ago. Dr. Brooks was the director of the Observatory and a professor at Hobart in the late 1800's.

The Observatory is now private, but will be open to the public on the third Sunday in July and August.
Observatory Purpose: Private

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes

Radio Telescopes?: No

Open to the Public?: No

Is this a Club Observatory?: No

Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes

Active Observatory?: Retired

Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 1

Site URL: [Web Link]

Altitude (meters): 176

Solar Telescopes?: Not listed

Year Dedicated or Opened: 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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