John Payson Williston Observatory
|John Payson Williston Observatory|
The Williston Observatory, circa 1945-1955
|Organization||University of Massachusetts Amherst|
|Location||South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA|
|Weather||South Hadley Weather|
Orchard Hill Observatory
The John Payson Williston Observatory is an astronomical observatory located at the highest point on the Mount Holyoke College campus. Constructed in 1881, the observatory is a modest building with a 24-inch Ritchey-Chretien reflector optical telescope. It is maintained and operated by the Mount Holyoke College Astronomy Department.