The Stull Observatory at Alfred University

the Stull Observatory
A winter view of the Observatory

 The Stull Observatory, shown above, is located on the campus of Alfred University in Alfred, New York, about two hours south of Rochester. The Observatory contains a unique combination of instruments, all of which are used for the education of undergraduate students. Students with backgrounds ranging from non-science students fulfilling a science requirement to students bound for astronomy graduate school are offered extensive, hands-on experience with telescopes having apertures ranging from 8 inches to 32 inches.

 Of course, the observatory serves as the cornerstone for our Astronomy Minor program, as well as the newly-developed Astrophysics concentration in the Physics major.

 The facility is open to the public one night per week.

 There are five faculty members associated with the observatory (four full-time and one emeritus). Research interests of the faculty include minor planets and meteors, solar flares, ccd photometry of variable stars, and extragalactic astronomy. Students are often involved with faculty in ongoing research projects. 

Details about the Observatory

  • History

  • The Telescopes

  • Support Instruments

  • The Faculty

  • Thumbnail Image Gallery

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    Directions to Alfred 

    Finding the Stull Observatory once you're on campus. Look in the upper right-hand corner of this clickable map.  

    Other Related Links
    Astronomy Program
    Stull Observatory Clear Sky Clock
    Physical Sciences Home Page
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Home Page
    all sky image
    Current Sky at the Stull Observatory, using Weaver All Sky Camera.
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