Leuschner Observatory

The Leuschner Observatory is a student observatory run by the Astronomy Department of the University of California at Berkeley.
 Thirty Inch Telescope
Leuschner Observatory Site
Observatory Code 660
Longitude: -122 09.4 East
Latitude: 37 55.1 North
Elevation: 304 m
Phone: 925-284-9403

The observatory is named after the first director of the Berkeley Astronomical Department Armin Leuschner. The observatory was originally located on the Berkeley campus just to the south of the present Earth Science building.  The observatory was moved to the Russell Reservation after a NSF Instructional Laboratory Improvement grant in 1965.

Russell Reservation
The Russell Reservation, 10 miles east of campus in Lafayette, is managed by the Center for Forestry . Research on a variety of natural resources as well as Seismographic studies are done at the site.

aerial view of the site.

In the Spring of 2000 the Radio Astronomy Lab built a 7 telescope prototype of the Allen Telescope Array Telescope which will be used for radio astronomical observations and SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence).

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Last updated on Sep 23, 2005 by Jonah Hare.

Email: jhare@ugastro.berkeley.edu