Dr. Ralph L. Buice, Jr. Observatory

Ralph L. Buice Observatory at Fernbank Science Center

The Dr. Ralph L. Buice, Jr. Observatory houses a 0.9 meter (36-inch) Cassegrain reflector beneath a 10 meter (30 ft.) 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 9:00 pm (or dark) until 10:30 pm (weather permitting).

An astronomer will be available to position the telescope and answer questions.

For more information contact us at 678-874-7102.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images from the observatory

Obervatory at Night Fernbank telescope moon
The Observatory at night Reflecting Telescope The moon taken from the telescope


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