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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

Evening observing at the Richard D. Schwartz Observatory

Free and open to the public, view Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Albireo, the Hercules Cluster, the Ring Nebula, and the Andromeda Galaxy with either the 16" or 8"...

10/9 7pm

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