Rolnick Observatory

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Rolnick Observatory
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The observatory in 2012
Organization Westport Astronomical Society
Location Westport, Connecticut, USA
Coordinates 41°10′16″N 73°19′49.80″W / 41.17111°N 73.3305000°W / 41.17111; -73.3305000
Unnamed Telescope 12.5 inches (32 cm) reflector
Unnamed Newtonian telescope 25 inches (64 cm) reflector

Rolnick Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Westport, Connecticut, operated by the Westport Astronomical Society. It is named after Gerry Rolnick, a co-founder of the Westport Astronomical Society and the engineer who ground the reflective mirror in the telescope. The observatory is located at the highest elevation in the town.[1] It was built upon the former BR-73 Nike missile site in the mid-1960s and has undergone several upgrades and refurbishments since then.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Rolnick Observatory homepage". The Rolnick Observatory. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  2. ^ Anthony D'Amato & Ed Thelen. "Missile Sites". Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Westport Astronomical Society". Retrieved 2011-09-27. 

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