MAS BSIG at Goodsell Observatory
Monday, Nov. 7th, 2005
8:00pm CST

Goodsell Observatory is located at 93° 09' 07.9" W and 44° 27' 42.4" N, altitude 290 m, on the campus of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. The building, built in the late 1890s, houses three historic telescopes. In the larger dome there is a 16.2-inch John Brashear refractor, and in the smaller dome there is an 8 ¼-inch Alvan Clark and Sons refractor. Downstairs resides a transit telescope originally used to help set the time in the midwest. All three telescopes are over one hundred and ten years old, and both the 8" and the 16" telescopes are regularly used for open houses.

Images shot on Monday Nov 7th, 2005.
Shot with a Kodak C310

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Goodsell Observatory sign

Goodsell Observatory

Goodsell Observatory

Goodsell Observatory

Goodsell Observatory sign

Tour guide Joel Weisberg & MAS visitors

Carlton College Meteorite Collection

Stony Iron Meteorite

Carlton College Meteorite Collection

Carlton College Meteorite Collection

Carlton College Olivine Chondrite Meteorite from Logan Co Colorado

Meteor Crater Meteorite

Carlton College Meteorite Collection

Siderial Clock

Central Time Clock

astro globes

transit scope

Transit scope

Transit scope

Transit scope

Joel explains sidereal time

Joel explains sidereal time

Sending the correct time to the railroads

Sending the correct time to the railroads

test lite

Astro staff dir

Meteorite gallery

To 16" scope

In the 16" dome

16" scope

16" scope

Joel winds the gravity powered scope drive

gravity powered scope drive

16" scope

16" scope

primary lens

gravity powered scope drive

RA control wheel

Inside 16" dome

Inside 16" dome

16" procedures

Winter Neat object list

Summer Neat object list

murky Mars

Lookin thru the 16"

Lookin thru the 16"

Inside the 8" dome

displaying the 8" scope

displaying the 8" scope

displaying the 8" scope

displaying the 8" scope

displaying the 8" scope

Matt Love MAS BSIG Leader & Joel

Photos by Ben Huset

Last revision Nov 8th, 2005
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