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Dr. Ralph L. Buice Jr. Observatory

Dr. Ralph L. Buice Jr. Observatory The Dr. Ralph L. Buice Jr. Observatory houses a 36-inch (0.9-meter) Cassegrain reflector beneath a 30-foot (10-meter) dome. This is the largest telescope in the southeastern United States and one of the largest instruments ever dedicated to education and public viewing. Free public observations are offered every Thursday and…read more »

Dr. Ralph L. Buice Jr. Observatory

The Dr. Ralph L. Buice Jr. Observatory houses a 36-inch (0.9-meter) Cassegrain reflector beneath a 30-foot (10-meter) dome. This is the largest telescope in the southeastern United States and one of the largest instruments ever dedicated to education and public viewing.

Free public observations are offered every Thursday and Friday evening from 9 p.m. (or dark) until 10:30 p.m. (weather permitting).

An astronomer is available to position the telescope and answer questions.

Deborah Byrd

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