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Save Our ‘Scope

First Light: Gueymard research telescope debut to coincide with Hubble anniversary
April 11, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

April 25 will mark the 25th anniversary of the world-famous Hubble Space Telescope, and the George Observatory will celebrate with a debut of their restored 36-inch Gueymard Research Telescope, the largest specialized Cassegrain telescope open to the public, and the only one that chooses to use an eyepiece. “You can see the images with your own […]

We’ll weather the weather: George Observatory’s dome gets a makeover
May 28, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: This post is part three of our three-part series on how you helped us save our telescope at the George Observatory. Read part one here, and part two here. In our Save Our ‘Scope (S.O.S.) campaign, much of our focus was on replacing the mirror in the telescope. This was the first and most obvious […]

The great balancing act: Stabilizing telescopes at the George Observatory
May 13, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: This post is part two of our three-part series on how you helped us Save Our ‘Scope at the George Observatory. Read part one here. Many have asked us how we are still using the large research dome at the George Observatory while the 36-inch mirror is in Iowa getting fixed. The simple answer […]

You saved our ‘scope at the George Observatory! And this is how it happened.
April 22, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

CliffsNotes: Thanks to all of you, we have done exactly what S.O.S. intended, and we saved our ‘scope! HMNS is proud to own the largest telescope in the country that is open to the public on a regular basis, the Gueymard Research Telescope. Many of you have come and enjoyed the night skies and looked […]


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