Judson B. Coit Observatory

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Judson B. Coit Observatory
Organization Boston University
Department of Astronomy
Location Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Coordinates 42°21′00.90″N 71°06′19.34″W / 42.3502500°N 71.1053722°W / 42.3502500; -71.1053722
Altitude 32 meters (105 feet)
Website www.bu.edu/astronomy/facilities/observatory.html
Unnamed Schmidt-Cassegrain 14-inch reflector
Unnamed Schmidt-Cassegrain 10-inch with a mounted 4-inch refractor guide scope
Unnamed Telescope 6½ inch refractor
3 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes 8-inch Meade
Judson B. Coit Observatory is located in Earth
Judson B. Coit Observatory
Location of Judson B. Coit Observatory

Judson B. Coit Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Boston University on the roof of the College of Arts & Sciences at 725 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The observatory is used in undergraduate and graduate courses of the Boston University Department of Astronomy, and for observing projects of the Boston University Astronomical Society.

Public Open Nights are held most Wednesday evenings throughout the year, weather permitting.[1]

The Observatory is named for Judson Coit, the first Professor of Astronomy appointed by Boston University. It was originally located on the roof of the College of Liberal Arts Building on Boylston Street, occupied by Boston University from the early years of the 20th century until the late-1940s, when it was moved with the College of Liberal Arts (now College of Arts and Sciences) to its current location on Commonwealth Avenue

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  1. ^ Ally Rennell. "Coit Observatory at Boston University". D Guides. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  1. "Judson B. Coit Observatory Homepage". Judson B. Coit Observatory. Archived from the original on September 1, 2005. Retrieved December 14, 2005. 
  1. "Open Nights Details". Archived from the original on February 26, 2006. Retrieved May 15, 2006. 

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