Mount Stony Brook Observatory

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mount Stony Brook Observatory
Organization Stony Brook University
Location Stony Brook, New York (USA)
Coordinates 40°54′53″N 73°07′32″W / 40.91476°N 73.12568°W / 40.91476; -73.12568
Dome Telescope 14" Schmidt–Cassegrain reflector
Mount Stony Brook Observatory is located in the US
Mount Stony Brook Observatory
Location of Mount Stony Brook Observatory

The Mount Stony Brook Observatory is an astronomical observatory operated by Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. It is located on the roof of the Earth and Space Sciences Building. The dome contains a Meade 14" Maksutov–Cassegrain telescope and SBIG (SBIG-STL1001e) imaging equipment. The telescope is used for teaching undergraduate and graduate astronomy labs by the department, as well as by the Astronomy club. The observatory's imaging capabilities have been used to monitor variable stars. On the first Friday of every month during the school year the department hosts "Astronomy Open Nights" during which a lecture is given, followed by observing if the weather permits.[1] The observatory was built in 1968 and Astronomy Open Nights have been held there since 1976. The current telescope was installed in 1981.


  1. ^ "Stony Brook Astronomy Open Night". Retrieved 20 October 2011. 

External links[edit]