New Telescope

On June 27th we accepted the donation of a new (to us) 16″ Meade RCX400 telescope. Standing nearly four feet tall, and weighing over 300 pounds, this telescope is a substantial instrument, that will add to our collection of telescopes on the roof of TPL. The next step is to… Continue reading »

Pasachoff Participates in Hubble Space Telescope Observations

Pasachoff participated in Hubble Space Telescope 22-hour-long observations of Jupiter in an attempt to detect the transit of Venus that was visible there on September 20, 2012, and received a Space Telescope Science Institute grant from NASA in support.  He reports on the Williams College team’s transit of Venus observations… Continue reading »