Godlee Observatory

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Godlee Observatory
At Manchester 2018 003.jpg
OrganizationManchester Astronomical Society, University of Manchester
LocationSackville Street Building, Manchester, England
Coordinates53°28′34.12″N 2°13′57.52″W / 53.4761444°N 2.2326444°W / 53.4761444; -2.2326444Coordinates: 53°28′34.12″N 2°13′57.52″W / 53.4761444°N 2.2326444°W / 53.4761444; -2.2326444
8" refracting telescopeGrubb of Dublin
12" Newtonian reflectorGrubb of Dublin
Godlee Observatory is located in the United Kingdom
Godlee Observatory
Location of Godlee Observatory
  Related media on Commons

The Godlee Observatory is an old astronomical observatory located in a tower on the roof of the University of Manchester's Sackville Street Building, G floor (formerly UMIST Main Building), in the City Centre of Manchester, England. It was given to the city of Manchester by Francis Godlee when construction was completed in 1902.[1] The dome is constructed out of papier-mâché.

The observatory is operated by the Manchester Astronomical Society.


  1. ^ "The moon, the stars and the Godlee". BBC News. 20 July 2009.

External links[edit]