The Grove City College Observatory
is located near Edinboro, PA on the highest hill in the
county and far away from bright city lights. The observatory
was originally operated by Edinboro University; Grove City
College acquired it in 2008. The main building houses a 0.5-m telescope,
which was refurbished
by Optical Mechanics, Inc.
(OMI) in 2008-09; work on the dome
and computer control continued through 2010.
Students conduct research on variable star photometry,
including transiting exoplanets, and astrometry of nearby
stars. See our gallery of images acquired with the
telescope in 2010.