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Image Credit: B&W images courtesy Roger Carpenter- from the collection of Edward Carpenter

Happy Birthday to the 36 inch Telescope!

April 23, 2014 is the 91st anniversary of the dedication of the Steward Observatory 36-inch telescope.  Originally housed on the campus of the University of Arizona, the telescope was moved to Kitt Peak in 1963.  The telescope has played a significant role in the development  evolution of the UA as a leader in astronomical research and is currently used as part of the Spacewatch program.
 
The left photo shows the construction of the on-campus dome in the late 1910s. This dome now houses a 21" reflector used for classes and public viewing. The center photo shows the 36" at Warner and Swasey in Cleveland, before being shipped to Tucson. The right photo is a view of the dome on Kitt Peak in which the 36" now sits, as well as the Steward dormitory. Current research done with the 36" can...

From our Director:

"It saddens me to inform you that Russ Warner passed away last week.  Many of you had interactions with Russ as he held several positions over the 29 years he worked at Steward Observatory.  Russ was initially hired in 1984 as a Project Manager for Mt. Graham Observatory, where he worked on the original site testing for what would become Mt...

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