An Observatory for Ithaca College.

Prof. Dan Briotta has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase a research quality telescope and observing equipment for the new Ithaca College Observatory. Major funding for the observatory was made possible by a grant from the estate of the late Clinton Ford, a trustee of the college and an avid amateur astronomer.

The observatory will be used primarily for undergraduate research projects in the Physics Department to support a new concentration and minor program in astronomy. It will also be used in the introductory astronomy lab courses and for general observing in the astronomy lecture courses.