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.