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New observatory domes will allow for global astronomy research collaboration and more public outreach

Two new observatory domes were lifted into place today at York University’s Allan I. Carswell Astronomical Observatory, replacing the original 1960s ones.

“It’s really exciting. These new domes will give us so much more functionality and ease of use, but even more importantly, we will have a larger opening that will allow observers to see more of the sky through the telescopes,” says Assistant Professor Elaina Hyde, director of York’s observatory in the Faculty of Science. “This will allow us to increase our research and public outreach”

York University

Unlocking the Cosmos: Rancho Mirage Observatory Illuminates the Night Sky

The Rancho Mirage Observatory, a testament to the City of Rancho Mirage’s unwavering commitment to education, now stands as a beacon for the community. Crafted by the Sea West team, this observatory signifies a significant stride in the city’s mission to make the wonders of astronomy accessible to all.

York University

Beneath Idaho’s Night Skies: Installing the Bruneau Dunes Observatory

Located approximately 60 miles southeast of Boise, Idaho, Bruneau Dunes State Park is a sanctuary of dark, pristine night skies.

York University

Sea West Observatories Collaborates with Jackson College to Unveil Cutting-Edge Campus Observatory

In a significant leap forward for astronomical exploration and education, Sea West Observatories successfully installed an innovative observatory at Jackson College.

Santa Monica College

New Heights: Sea West Observatories Construction of Santa Monica College’s Innovative Observatory

This joint effort sets the stage for cutting-edge astronomical exploration, education, and seamless collaboration.

York University


Rancho Mirage Observatory

The Rancho Mirage Observatory, which opened in 2018, is just beginning to flex its programming capabilities with tours twice a week, star-gazing nights, and special events.

York University


Stargaze at the Rancho Mirage Observatory

Rancho Mirage is reaching for the stars—and planets! Featuring a telescope that shows objects 50 million light years away, you can now add stargazing to your list of must-dos. The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory is a new, state-of-the-art learning facility that lets you explore the final frontier for free.

York University


$3 million observatory becoming reality in Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage city officials break ground on $3 million observatory next to the Rancho Mirage Public Library.