Funded with a $500,000 gift from the Oakley Foundation in Terre Haute, Oakley Observatory houses eight permanently mounted telescopes. The telescopes include a 6-inch Clark refractor, an 8-inch Fecker reflector, and six Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain optical systems. Each pier has parallel, serial and Internet connections along with electrical outlets. From the Oakley Observatory, students can also remotely operate telescopes in the Southern Sky Observatory, located in Australia. Located in the woods on the east side of campus, the observatory opened in 2000 to serve faculty, students and community residents who have an interest in astronomy.
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