Forest Park High School (Woodbridge, Virginia) - County Observatory

County Observatory

The Prince William County Observatory complex consists of two robotic domes that are mounted to the roof of Forest Park High School. The ten-foot fiberglass dome houses a sixteen inch Meade telescope, with a CCD camera attached. Students can remotely control the dome and telescope and images will be downloaded into the student's computer. The smaller dome, known as Robo-Dome, will house an eight inch Meade telescope with solar screen. A video camera and computer will be attached to the telescope.

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