Western Washington University   College of Sciences and Technology   Physics/Astronomy Dept.   Bellingham, WA USA

Kitt Peak


Observatories     annotated astro-links

  • Kitt Peak National Observatory
    Supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth.

  • Royal Greenwich Observatory British Government.
    Founded in 1675 by Charles II. The site includes history, astronomical research, and particle physics research.

  • Apache Point Observatory
    Located in the Sacramento Mountains of south central New Mexico.

  • Golendale Observatory
    Near Goldendale, WA. Owned by Washington State and run by the parks dept. It has a 24.5 inch scope.

  • National Optical Astronomy Observatories Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).
    A major site for University research, lots of projects. Also, a K-12 outreach program.

  • Rattlesnake Mountain Observatory
    The facility is located in Southeast Washington between Yakima and the Tri-City area. It has a 31" instrument fitted for remote operation.

  • Steward Observatory University of Arizona
    The research division of the University Astronomy Department. One of the premier astronomy research facilities in the world - observational and theoretical. Includes lots of related links such as the famous UofA mirror Lab.

  • Mount Wilson Observatory
    The famous facility near Pasadena, CA. Founded in 1904 by George Ellery Hale.
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