The Observatory was constructed with the mission of significantly expanding educational, research, and community programming for Southeast Kansas school districts.The observatory features a research-grade telescope capable of many functions that are currently not available at any public or private facility accessible to school districts served by Greenbush. The telescope is housed on a two-story structure enclosed by a steel dome 24 feet in diameter.
Fun Fact: The telescope was originally owned and operated by the New Mexico State University Astronomy Department as part of the Blue Mesa Observatory, located in 40 miles northwest of Las Cruces.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Address: 7.5 miles west of Girard on Hwy. 57, Greenbush
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