Location and Telescopes

Observatory Location

The Observatory is located on the roof of the Gira CCIT building. It features a robotically mounted 14" Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope and several cameras. Students use the observatory for projects under the guidance of a trained faculty or staff member. The MLC also has many telescopes for using after planetarium shows, elsewhere on campus, and special events.

The Observatory

Telescopes

The MLC has many telescopes for events, outreach, and student use. The typical route for training on how to use a telescope invoves volunteering as a telescope operator after planetarium shows or special observing events. Sufficiently trained students, faculty, and staff enjoy easy access to these telescopes for their own enjoyment. Please contact us if you are interested in being a telscope operator.

Orion SkyQuest XX14g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian
Orion SkyQuest XX14g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian
Orion SkyQuest XT12i Intelliscope Dobsonian
Orion SkyQuest XT12i Intelliscope Dobsonian
Orion EON 110mm Apochromatic Refractor
Orion EON 110mm Apochromatic Refractor
Explore Scientific 152mm Comet Hunter Maksutov-Newtonian
Explore Scientific 152mm Comet Hunter Maksutov-Newtonian
Celestron 130mm SkyProdigy Newtonian
Celestron 130mm SkyProdigy Newtonian
Coronado 60 mm SolarMax II
Coronado 60 mm SolarMax II
Coronado 40mm Personal Solar Telescope
Coronado 40mm Personal Solar Telescope

Contact Us

Dr. Jason Speights

Director of the MLC
Assistant Professor of Physics

Email: jcspeights@frostburg.edu (preferred)
Phone: 301.687.4339
Office: Gira CCIT 189

Send Mail To

Department of Physics and Engineering
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303

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