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Astronomical Observatory

Mounted upon the roof of Olney Hall, the UMass Lowell Astronomical Observatory enables students to use professional-grade telescopes and other instruments to observe stars, moons, and other celestial objects. The observatory, made possible by the generosity of alumnus David Riccio, includes a 10-inch aperture optical telescope, a radio telescope, an astronomical camera, an adaptive optics module, a spectrograph, and a filter set.