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Dr. Ralph L. Buice Jr. Observatory

The Ralph Buice Jr. Observatory is located in northeastern Atlanta, Georgia, and run by the Fernbank Science Center. Situated at an altitude of 323 m (1060 feet), the observatory houses a 36-inch (0.9-meter) Cassegrain reflector beneath a 30-foot (10-meter) dome. This is one of the largest instruments dedicated to education and public viewing. Free public observations…read more »

The Ralph Buice Jr. Observatory is located in northeastern Atlanta, Georgia, and run by the Fernbank Science Center. Situated at an altitude of 323 m (1060 feet), the observatory houses a 36-inch (0.9-meter) Cassegrain reflector beneath a 30-foot (10-meter) dome. This is one of the largest instruments 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. A fellow star gazer reports: “Wonderful observatory. Informative astronomers.”

Deborah Byrd