Department of Astronomy


The Burrell Schmidt

Case Astronomy owns and operates the 24"/36" Burrell Schmidt wide field telescope, located at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona.

It is used for deep wide-field imaging and surveys.

View a sample of Schmidt images using the SITe 2048x4096 CCD (0.75o x 1.5o).

The 9 1/2 Inch Rooftop Telescope

The 9 1/2 inch refractor is located on top of the A.W. Smith building. It is available to all faculty, staff and students of CWRU. Before using the telescope, persons must contact Charley Knox to schedule an appointment to receive instructions on telescope operation and procedures. Following the orientation procedure, interested persons sign up for nights on the calendar located in the astronomy department (near the mailboxes).