College of Wooster

Image: Post Card showing Original Observatory at College of Wooster

College of Wooster’s Original Observatory

It is understood that the old refractor from the original college observatory was moved to Freedlander Park as that observatory’s first telescope circa 1960 when Andrews Library was built on the site of the old observatory. The old observatory building was moved about a half block east and today is known as the Rubbermaid Building. A new, much humbler observatory was completed in January of 2013. A 12-inch Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope installed in the new facility.

Photo: New Wooster College Observatory

New Wooster College Observatory

This page is under construction; we are seeking additional history of the original observatory and its telescope.

One Response to “College of Wooster”

  1. What happened to the old refractor that was transferred to Freedlander Park?

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