Professor Erin De Pree and students are constructing a telescope that will be installed on the roof of Schaefer Hall to observe the 21-cm hydrogen line. With it, students can measure the galactic rotation curve, for example. The telescope will be used both for instructional labs and for student research. This project was funded with grants from the Jonathan F. Reichert Foundation and from St. Mary’s College.
Radio JOVE telescope
Under the leadership of Hannah Lewis ’16 and Lizzie Nance ’16, students built a telescope as part of NASA’s Radio JOVE project. The telescope can monitor storms on Jupiter, solar activity, and the galactic background.
We also have a 10″ Dobsonian reflector telescope.