Mount Laguna Observatory
Dome of the Smith (24") Telescope at MLO
OrganizationSan Diego State University
LocationCalifornia
Coordinates32°50′33″N 116°25′41″W / 32.8424°N 116.4280°W / 32.8424; -116.4280Coordinates: 32°50′33″N 116°25′41″W / 32.8424°N 116.4280°W / 32.8424; -116.4280
Altitude1,859 meters (6,099 ft)
Established1968 (1968)
WebsiteMLO Facilities
Telescopes
Illinois Telescope1.1 m reflector
Smith Telescope0.6 m reflector
Buller Visitors' Telescope0.5 m reflector
Claud Telescope1.25 m reflector
EvryScopeMultiple Aperture Survey
Mount Laguna Observatory
Location of Mount Laguna Observatory

Mount Laguna Observatory (MLO) is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by San Diego State University (SDSU).[1] The telescope was operated in partnership with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) until 2000. MLO is located approximately 75 kilometers (47 mi) east of downtown San Diego, California (USA) on the eastern edge of the Cleveland National Forest in the Laguna Mountains on the SDSU Astronomy Campus near the hamlet of Mount Laguna. MLO was dedicated on June 19, 1968, seven years after SDSU's Department of Astronomy[2] became an independent academic department of SDSU's College of Sciences. The dedication took place during the 1968 summer meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.[3] Currently SDSU is working with University of Kansas (KU), and UNC Chapel Hill on various projects.

Telescopes

Future telescopes

Former telescopes

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.sdsu.edu/
  2. ^ https://astronomy.sdsu.edu/
  3. ^ Smith, C. E.; Nelson, Burt (1969). "The Mount Laguna Observatory of San Diego College". Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 81: 74. Bibcode:1969PASP...81...74S. doi:10.1086/128742. JSTOR 40674695.
  4. ^ "MLO 40-inch Telescope". San Diego State University Department of Astronomy. Archived from the original on 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
  5. ^ "Smith 24-inch Telescope". San Diego State University Department of Astronomy. Archived from the original on 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
  6. ^ "The Clifford Smith 24-inch Telescope". San Diego State University Department of Astronomy. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
  7. ^ "Buller 21-inch Telescope". San Diego State University Department of Astronomy. Archived from the original on 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
  8. ^ http://evryscope.astro.unc.edu/
  9. ^ a b c "The 50-inch Phillips Claud Telescope". San Diego State University Department of Astronomy. Archived from the original on 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
  10. ^ "Daily Aztec Article on Claud Telescope". SDSU Daily Aztec. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  11. ^ "Annual Reports of Astronomical Observatories and Departments: San Diego State University, Astronomy Department and Mount Laguna Observatory". Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society. 21: 565. 1989. Bibcode:1989BAAS...21..565.
  12. ^ "MLO Telescope Project - Physics and Astronomy". University of Kansas Department of Physics & Astronomy. Archived from the original on 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2012-01-11.