Latitude: 40o 44' 06.60" N
Longitude: 84o 01' 39.16" W
Elevation: 285 m
The OSU-Lima Student Observatory is an astronomical observatory built to support:
Astronomy courses taught at OSU-Lima. (Astronomy 161 and 162)
OSU-Lima Dark Sky Watchers (astronomy club)
OSU-Lima student research projects.
6-12th grade student projects
Community outreach activities such as star parties.
The observatory was built via a generous gift from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (telescope, computer and CCD) and by OSU-Lima funds. The observatory dome construction and telescope installation was completed in August 2006. The dome is a Technical Innovation Inc.'s ProDome-15 which is a 15' diameter fiberglass dome and has a 11' 6" center height. The dome, telescope and instruments are fully computer controlled, either locally (from inside the dome) or remotely (via the internet). Some of these features are still being developed.