Jean retired from a long and productive career in the Purchasing Department of Ohio Wesleyan University in , when she immediately began a new career with us. The building included a lecture room, library, office space, walk-in vault, small bedroom for visiting astronomers, and spacious work rooms and metal fabrication shops. Scroll down on the clock's page to learn how to read it. Homepage Extrasolar Planets. Breadcrumb Home Astronomy Club Links. However, at the time Perkins Observatory received no compensation for use of this instrument. The old Perkins Observatory in Delaware has since acquired a inch reflecting telescope donated by a wealthy amateur astronomy, and has successfully transformed itself into one of the leading centers for public education in astronomy in central Ohio.
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A devoutly religious Methodist and a man of deep convictions, he was also known as an uncompromising and demanding instructor. Meanwhile, his shrewd business investments caused his fortune to multiply considerably. Also, handicapped accessibility was not a concern in the s. American Astronomical Society The American Astronomical Society is a professional organization, but its site is accessible to the general public and may be interesting to those interested in pursuing a career in astronomy. Recognizing the need for modern astronomical facilities that would be available to all US astronomers not just those at elite private institutions , OSU joined with six other universities in to found AURA , the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy.
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Instrumentation for this telescope included photographic cameras, a filar micrometer, and a custom Brashear spectroscope. Keenan developed the M-K Standard of stellar spectral classification along with W. In , Ohio Wesleyan University completed the construction of the Perkins Observatory with its inch reflecting telescope, but the economic realities of the Great Depression made it clear that they would need assistance operating it as a scientific facility. Local amateur astronomers are there to operate the observatory and provide instruction, assistance, and information to the public. When astronomers talk about an optical telescope, they often mention the size of its mirror. While OSU no longer provides the primary financial support for the Perkins Observatory in Delaware, we will still maintain our close traditional ties with this institution, and are actively assisting them with their new educational mission. Phil Keenan was here for almost as long as the observatory itself existed.
The most troublesome challenge that Perkins Observatory must now deal with is the increasing effect of light pollution. Plaskett telescope Dominion Astrophysical Obs. Our New Vistas lecture series and other, less formal public programs by OSU astronomers will continue uninterrupted into the foreseeable future. By the club had built a telescope that used a inch diameter paraboloid mirror as its primary optic. Location of Perkins Observatory. Jean Garey, Secretary Jean retired from a long and productive career in the Purchasing Department of Ohio Wesleyan University in , when she immediately began a new career with us.