News

Transit of Mercury
We will have a public event at DSO Monday, 10 am - 1:45 pm, to view the transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun.  We do ask that you get a (free) ticket by going to this Webconnex site.
The next DSO Public Night is announced on the home page now.
We have moved the announcements of the Public Nights to the main text are of the Home Page, and no longer put them in the News column on the right.
The new Dean Glace 17-inch telescope

Dark Sky Observatory installs new telescope

Friday, July 1, 2011 - 12:00am
A new telescope has been assembled at Appalachian State University's Dark Sky Observatory with the donation of the instrument by amateur astronomer Dean Glace. The instrument is a PlaneWave 17-inch optical tube assembly on a Mathis fork mount. It...

Horsehead Nebula Image from new Dean Glace Telescope

Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 12:00am
The image at right is the "first light" color composite image taken the first night of use of the Dean Glace telescope. Dean took four separate images through red, green, blue and clear (for luminance), filters. Each image was 200 seconds long....
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