Lookout Observatory

The new observatory on the UNC-Asheville campus has been officially designated as “Lookout Observatory”.

Located at one of the highest points on the campus, Lookout Observatory is now open for selected public events and observing sessions.  Check this website’s home page for postings that list observing opportunities for the general public.

Lookout Panorama

There are more observatory images on the club Facebook page.


The Astronomy Club of Asheville was a partner in Lookout Observatory’s design and funding, and the club will share in the use and operation of the facility on the UNC-Asheville campus.  This is Asheville’s first public observatory, and it will provide astronomy education and outreach for both the university and the community.
Construction was completed and the observatory opened in October 2014.

For more information about the observatory site, telescope equipment and plans, open the links below:

 

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