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Contact Us

The Oakley Observatory is a resource for all Rose-Hulman students, faculty, and staff. We also host Star Parties for the local community and welcome students from area K-12 schools. Read more below on how to reach us.

Oakley Extras!

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Check out our Oakley Observatory Clear Sky Chart!

For a current astronomer's forecast, follow the link below. This chart shows when it will be cloudy or clear for up to two days. This is important information if you're hoping to look through a telescope!

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Oakley Basics

  • IAU Observatory Code: 916
  • Latitude: 39° 29° 2° North
  • Longitude: 87° 18° 59° West
  • Elevation: 178 m
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Oakley Webcam

We have a live web camera feed from inside the Oakley Observatory, which can be viewed by entering the login name of "public" and the password "Observatory" (case sensitive).

Dr. Richard Ditteon

Richard Ditteon, Director of the Oakley Observatory

Dr. Ditteon is Herman A. Moench Distinguished Professor and Professor of Physics and Optical Engineering.

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Contact Us

Oakley Observatory
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803 USA

Oakley Observatory
812-877-8127

Lynn Reeder Lab
812-872-6078

Contact Dr. Ditteon at ditteon@rose-hulman.edu