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Latitude: 39°25’59.16″ N | Longitude: 77°48’14.40″ W | Elevation: 128.6 meters (422 feet)


The Shepherd University Observatory features a 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (equipped with a CCD camera and spectrograph) housed in a 15-ft diameter dome. The Observatory provides opportunities for coursework use, undergraduate research, and public outreach. The Observatory is located on the roof of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies.