News from Mt.Evans Meyer-Womble Observatory

Highest Operating Observatory in the West*,
at 14,148 ft elevation!

NGS Site AC: Longitude 105d38m26.0s West, Latitude 39d35m12.2s North, elev. 4326 m, g = 979,000.450 mgal, using obscode 707
?Closing when permit expires in 2015?

Summer 2012 Disaster Recovery Blog

Denver University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Denver, Colorado 80208 USA

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THE MEYER-WOMBLE OBSERVATORY ATOP MT.EVANS, COLORADO
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What's New?

GPS Water Vapor monitor installed, 2010, thanks NOAA

epsilon Aurigae eclipse campaign 2009-2011

 Next SUMMER CLASS PHYS2063 tent. AUGUST 2011UPGRADES PROPOSAL, 2007
Link to PDF report of summer 2007 J&H photometry
Link to PDF report on summer 2005 observations
WEBCAM from Mt.Evans!
17th MAGNITUDE AT VIDEO FRAME RATES!
MICROWAVE LINK ESTABLISHED
RENEWABLE ENERGY TRUST GRANT/PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER

Astronomy at the University of Denver has been active since 1880, in the pursuit of research, teaching and community outreach. For more information concerning DU Observatories, astronomy classes and research, visit my HOME PAGE or EMAIL: rstencel @ du.edu -- Prof. Stencel, Director, University of Denver Observatories, Denver University, Denver CO 80208 USA.

This website sponsored by the William Marlar Foundation.

The summer of 1996 witnessed completion of the new 2,100 square foot Meyer- Womble Observatory, atop Mt.Evans, superceding the previous telescope and, until late 2000, the highest observatory on earth. The aerodynamically shaped building includes the new Meyer Binocular telescope, a dual 0.7 meter R-C system, designed with seeing accomodation for thermal and airflow effects, plus the use of adaptive optics. First light was achieved 16 August 1997, with views of the moon, Jupiter, M13, Vega and M57. How sweet it is!


Jupiter and Saturn imaged 10 Sept. 1997 with AP7 CCD at MWO.

New: student acquired images