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Reynolds Observatory

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Clarkson's Reynolds Observatory is located on the grounds of the Potsdam Airport.  The observatory is home to a 12” f-10 Meade telescope, which is currently mounted on the Jan Wojcik Orion ATLAS mount.   We host public observing on clear nights.  Please subscribe to our calendar on the right to stay informed of public observing and cancellations. 

News And Announcements 

Observatory Status: Closed due but opening again soon!  We have been working to have scientific research capability and will resume so ammount of public outreach, please check back.

The Skies Of Summer

Near sunset in the south western sky, you will see Mars.  Further accross the sky to the east, at about the same altitude off the ground, is Saturn.  With a small telescope you can see a point of light next to Saturn, which is Saturn's moon Titan!  Rising in the east is the astrism, the summer triangle.  The summer triangle is made up the the brighest stars of three constellations: Altair (in Aquilla), Deneb (in Cygnus), and Vega (in Lyra).

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