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to Hard Labor Creek Observatory
Facility of Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Out of an abundance of caution in light of recent cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Atlanta Metro Area,
ALL OPEN HOUSES ARE SUSPENDEDUNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Located in the middle of Hard
Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge, Georgia (~50 miles east
of downtown Atlanta), the observatory is a resource for
professional and amateur astronomers. However, an additional
service of HLCO has been to the public - bringing the wonders of
the Universe to Georgia residents.
astronomers from Georgia
State University take advantage of the dark skies, away from
the light pollution of Atlanta, Conyers, and Covington, to
observe objects as near as the Moon and as far away as the edge
of our visible Universe.
The Miller Telescope
- Plane Wave 24"
Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph Telescope
The McAlister Telescope
- RC Optics 20" Ritchey-Chrétien Telescope
The Wingert Building
- Celestron 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
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