Mount John University Observatory, New Zealand, is situated at an altitude of 1,031 meters on Mount John at the northern end of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand.
The observatory consists of four telescopes: two 0.6m, one 1.0m, and a 1.8m 'MOA Telescope'.
The nearest population centre is the resort town Lake Tekapo
The observatory was officially opene...
McDonald Observatory, a research unit of The University of Texas at Austin, is one of the world's leading centers for astronomical research, teaching, and public education and outreach. Observatory facilities are located atop Mount Locke and Mount Fowlkes in the Davis Mountains of West Texas, which offer some of the darkest night skies in the continental United States. The Observatory's adminis...
Mount Meru is an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro. It reaches 4,566 meters (14,978 feet) in height but has lost much of its bulk due to an eastward volcanic blast sometime in its distant past, perhaps similar to the eruption of Mount Saint Helens in Washington State in 1980.
During the middle of the 19th century the Government of Victoria voted the sum of £5000 for the construction of a large equatorial telescope to be erected at the Melbourne Observatory, Australia.
The construction of the grand instrument was entrusted to Mr.Grubb, F.R.S., of Dublin, Ireland. At the commencement of the year 1868 the telescope was completed.
The Great Melbourne teles...
From USGS.gov: Mount Adams, one of the largest volcanoes in the Cascade Range (3,742 meters - 12,276 feet), dominates the Mount Adams volcanic field in Skamania, Yakima, Klickitat, and Lewis counties and the Yakima Indian Reservation of south-central Washington.
The Kuffner Observatory is a historical Observatory that was founded in 1884 by the Viennese brewer Moritz von Kuffner as a private research institute. Probably the most famous astronomer who has ever worked at the observatory was Karl Schwarzschild.
The observatory's main instrument is a double refractor for visual and photographic use with apertures of 27 cm and 15.6 cm, respectivel...
The steel Marine Tower at Yama****a Park in Yokohama is 106 m (348 ft) high. It has a visibility range of 32 km (20 miles) and an observatory 100 m (328 ft) above the ground. Visitors can see Japan's Mount Fuji froim the observatory.
The 2-story observation deck at a height of 100m above the ground offers a 360 degree panoramic view.
USNS Mount Baker (T-AE-34) is the seventh of eight Kilauea-class ammunition ships, currently in service with the Military Sealift Command. It is the second US Navy ship to bear the name, and is named for Mount Baker, a volcano in the Cascade Range of Washington. Ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command provide logistic support to US Navy ships at sea.
Aldershot observatory is a circular red-brick building with a domed roof standing on Queens Avenue in Aldershot Military Town near Aldershot, England, home to the British Army since circa 1854. Inside is an 8-inch (200 mm) refracting telescope on a German-type equatorial mount with a clockwork drive which will run for about 2 hours without rewinding, this has a facility to vary the drive rate. ...
Hanle Observatory is the Indian Astronomical Observatory on Mt. Saraswati, Digpa-ratsa Ri, Hanle village. It is located near south-eastern Ladakh in the eastern Jammu and Kashmir state, India. It is the world's highest Observatory. It is operated by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru. The Observatory is at an altitude of 4,500 m (14,764 ft).
The University of Virginia operates the Fan Mountain Observatory, about 15 miles south of Charlottesville. The Observatory was established in the mid-1960's as a new, dark site away from the light pollution produced by the growth of the Charlottesville area, 566 meters above sea level. The Observatory was used extensively for research up until the late-1980's.
In recent years, extensive...
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