Widener University Observatory

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Widener University Observatory
Organization Widener University
Location Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 39°51′44″N 75°21′30″W / 39.86222°N 75.35833°W / 39.86222; -75.35833
Established 2004
Website Widener University Observatory
Meade Telescope 16 inch LX200GPS SCT
Meade Telescope 12 inch LX200GPS

The Widener University Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Widener University, but donated by NASA. It is located in Kirkbride Hall on Widener's main campus in Chester, Pennsylvania. The observatory is intended for student use and research within the physics and astronomy department. In addition, public viewing sessions occur throughout the year that are opened to the surrounding community.

The observatory includes a 20.5 foot ASH dome housing a 16" LX200GPS SCT Meade telescope. Four smaller 12" LX200GPS Meade telescopes are used on two observation decks. (See Meade LX200)

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  1. "Widener University Observatory". Retrieved 2007-09-07.