Oak Ridge Observatory
42 505 - 71.55833Koordinaten: 42 ° 30 ' 18 "N, 71 ° 33 ' 30" W
The Oak Ridge Observatory is an astronomical observatory, which is operated by the Harvard - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a part of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory ( SAO). It is home to the largest telescopes in east Texas in the United States, a 72- inch and one 61 -inch reflector, further a 84 -foot ( 25.6 m) by measuring radio telescope. It is located in Harvard, Massachusetts.
The 72 -inch telescope with the label " OSETI " went into operation in 2006. It cost $ 400,000, but only has an angular resolution of 2 arc minutes. The 61 -inch instrument with the nickname " Wyeth" dates from the 1930s and was decommissioned in 2005. At the observatory some asteroids were discovered. She received from the Minor Planet Center observatory code 801