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F-M Observatory

F-M Observatory

The F-M Observatory is located on Pride Lane near the ICC building behind F-M High School.


Elementary students and high school earth science students use the building, which has several telescopes that allow classes to view several different celestial bodies at a time without waiting for a "reset" between each viewing.


The FM Astronomy Society also uses the observatory. When it is open to h public, the times will be posted here. Visitors planning to attend the stargazing nights should call the observatory hotline at 692-1299 to confirm that the observatory will be open. It may have to 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 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



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