Watch: New Observatory Dome Installed on Science Center

Alisa Giardinelli

Watch: New Observatory
  Dome Installed on Science Center

by Alisa Giardinelli
08/19/2008

Peter van de Kamp Observatory

 

The dome for the new Peter van de Kamp Observatory literally capped off the College's LEED-certified Science Center when it was installed this month. The facility, in which students will be able to pursue their own research projects, now just awaits the arrival of its 24"-telescope, set for later this fall.

"Not many telescopes of this size have the capability for spectroscopy as ours will, especially those at small liberal arts colleges," says Associate Professor of Astronomy David Cohen. "Eric Jensen [associate professor of astronomy] and I are very interested in the field and connecting it to laboratory physics here."  Watch more.