The F-M Observatory has some new stars.
The district purchased several new telescopes for use in the F-M Observatory, located on Pride Lane near the ICC building behind F-M High School.
Elementary students and high school earth science students use the building. The new telescopes will allow classes to view several different celestial bodies at a time without waiting for a "reset" between each viewing.
The FM Astronomy Society uses the observatory every month, and they will be opening the observatory on Fridays through the end of October. Times will be posted when available.
Visitors planning to attend the stargazing nights should call the observatory hot line at 692-1299 to confirm that the observatory will be open as it may be closed due to cloud cover.
The F-M Education Foundation helped fund the construction of the observatory, one of the many things about the F-M district that is especially unique. Very few school districts in the U.S. have a functioning observatory on site, and people come from other cities to use F-M's observatory.
For up-to-the-minute information about observatory events, please call the observatory hotline at 692-1299.
Sky viewing equipment at the F-M Observatory
Meade LX200 GPS 16" Schmidt-Cassegrain
TelescopeCelestron NexStar 8 SE Telescopes (2)
Meade LX200 Classic 10" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Meade 6" Dobsonian Telescope
Coronado Solarmax II Telescope
SunSpotter Solar Telescope
Meade 25X100mm Astronomy Binoculars