Grassland Mountain Observatory
– a private observatory, located in Madison County, NC, that is owned and operated by the Astronomy Club of Asheville
Elevation: 4,130 feet
Latitude: 35 deg., 45.26 minutes North
Longitude: 82 deg., 48.24 minutes West
Equipment: Primary Instrument – Meade LX200R 16-inch f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with a computer-controlled Paramount ME mount on a permanent pier.
Facility: (constructed in 2009) approx. 20′ x 16′ observing space with a motorized, roll-off-roof and an attached warm room. Restroom access is available via the adjacent Preserve at Little Pine Lodge.