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tarleton observatory


Tarleton's program for Astronomy Education and Research provides students with the opportunity to undertake significant astronomical research using our 32" telescope and, through our outreach programs, shares the wonders of the universe in our planetarium and via shows that we produce.

Our observatory, located on Tarleton's Hunewell Ranch east of Stephenville, utilizes a 32" Ritchey-Chretien reflecting telescope designed and fabricated by Astronomical Consultants and Equipment of Tucson, AZ. The computer controlled, high resolution CCD imaging system ensures accurate image capture for either research or projection.

If you are interested in using the observatory, please email Dr. Shaukat Goderya at for scheduling.

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Dr. Shaukat Goderya
Assistant Professor, Director of the Program for Astronomy Education and Research
Phone: 254-968-9730

Dr. Michael Hibbs

Associate Professor
Phone: 254-968-9150

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