The Leuschner Observatory is a student observatory run by the Astronomy Department of the University of California at Berkeley.
Leuschner Observatory Site
Longitude: -122 09.4 East
Latitude: 37 55.1 North
Elevation: 304 m
The observatory is named after the first director of the Berkeley
Armin Leuschner. The observatory was originally located on the
campus just to the south of the present Earth Science building.
observatory was moved to the Russell Reservation after a NSF
Laboratory Improvement grant in 1965.
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.