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Richard D. Schwartz Observatory (RSO)

The Richard Schwartz Observatory is used for astronomical research and for public education. It houses a 16" Meade LX200 telescope and two portable 8" Celestron telescopes. The telescope can be used for imaging or spectroscopy with an SBIG ST-8 CCD camera.

1 University Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63121-4400

Place Type

On Campus


(314) 516-5931



Upcoming Events

Astronomy Open House

Members of the public are invited to visit the Richard D. Schwartz Observatory where a student or volunteer will point our 16" telescope at various objects...

10/24 7pm

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