John Bunyan Observatory - Berthoud, Colorado
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Big B Bob
N 40° 18.348 W 105° 04.584
13T E 493507 N 4461701
The Bunyan Observatory is a replica of the astronomical observatory Berthoud banker John Bunyan built in his backyard in 1933.
Waymark Code: WM7TKJ
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/01/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member admuk
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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

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

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