Stocker Dome gets its first Telescope!

The Meade 12" LX-200 telescope was lifted onto the steel framework in the Stocker Astroscience center dome and set up in preparation for observing. All we need now is the green light to occupy the building and we are in business! This telescope will be used until the ACE 24" telescope arrives in March of 2014.

Below: Astronomy lab manager Tigran Abrahamyan and astrophysics graduate student Doug Laurence at the 12" mounted in the Stocker dome

Meade 12" LX-200

Below: The telescope pointing skyward from the bottom of the dome.

Meade 12-inch from below