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Bradley Observatory
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jfpilger
N 33° 45.921 W 084° 17.653
16S E 750594 N 3739429
Quick Description: Bradley Observatory is the on-campus observatory of Agnes Scott College, a women’s college located in metro Atlanta (Decatur, GA).
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/16/2009 1:14:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM6T3G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
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Long Description:
Bradley Observatory was dedicated in 1949, and is the on-campus Observatory of Agnes Scott College, a women’s college located in Decatur, GA (www.agnesscott.edu). Bradley Observatory is home to the Beck Telescope (a 30” reflecting telescope), the Delafield Planetarium (featuring a Zeiss ZKP-3 planetarium projector) and the Celestial Spheres observing plaza. The Observatory was completely renovated in 2000, and hosts a monthly open house. The building is also home to an atmospheric sensing LIDAR facility jointly operated by Agnes Scott College and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Please visit the web site to learn more about the observatory including the monthly open house and speaker schedule.
Observatory Purpose: Research

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes

Radio Telescopes?: Yes

Solar Telescopes?: Yes

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: 1949

Altitude (meters): 315

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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