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Astronomer at Blinn-Schulenbug Observatory

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:05 pm
by rene-gedaly
Blinn-Schulenburg Observatory.jpg
I'm the new astronomer replacing Gordon Houston at the Schaefer Observatory just down the street from the HAS Dark Site.

The telescope is a 14" SCT, fork mount, and has another link to the Houston Astronomical Society. Clayton Jeter " restored the college’s ‘70s-era Celestron C-14 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope." For a related story, see this article from the 2011 GuideStar: ... -interview.

The telescope has a clock-drive but not GoTo so one needs to know the sky. It'll take awhile to learn to view that sky a couple of hours three quarters of an hour RA at a time, though :D It's a classic dome. I'll post when I'm holding star parties there in case you want to join for outreach...lots of kids with their parents, I'm told.

Re: Astronomer at Blinn-Schulenbug Observatory

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:06 pm
by rene-gedaly
First Community Event is February 14, 2020, 100 Ranger Dr Schulenburg, TX 78956. Bring out your Valentine :P More info to come.
More info:
February 14, 2020, 6:30PM: Schaefer Observatory Star Party
Event: Community Star Party at Schaefer Observatory
Where: 100 Ranger Drive, Schulenburg, TX 78956 (20 minutes west of Columbus)
When: 6:30–10pm. Lecture at 6:30p, constellation tour at 7:00p, observing at 7:30p
Contact: To volunteer to operate a deck scope, contact Rene Gedaly(send pm to rene-gedaly)
Cancellation: Event will be cancelled only in case of 60% or greater cloud cover or rain. Check Clear Sky Chart at