Observatory

The Lafayette Science Museum Observatory (LASMO) is the Museum’s newest long-term project. As planning and the search for funding begin, keep checking back for updates as we reveal more about this installation!

 

The south dome of the Museum's observatory can be seen from Parc Sans Souci.Each dome will house a pair of telescopes on a single mount.  The dome on the left will have solar telescopes and the one on the right will have robotic telescopes for night use.From the top of the parking garage near the Museum you can see both domes and the low These 'loaner' solar telescopes, seen from outside their dome, helped Planetarium staff members plan the final version of the solar observatory.The larger telescope in this picture is 8