The Lamont-Hussey Observatory
Naval Hill, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Concise History and Current Research
Page compiled by ASSA Bloemfontein Centre

The Lamont-Hussey Observatory was officially opened in 1928 by the mayor of Bloemfontein City. It was situated on Naval Hill, in the Franklin Game Reserve near the city centre.
It was owned by the University of Michigan and closed in 1974 when the huge 27 inch refractor was dismantled and the building transformed into a drama theatre - today known as the Observatory Theatre.
and archives
Recent discoveries
and news
Photos: The Observatory
The Telescope & Equipment
The surroundings and City
Latest Discoveries!

Photo gallery
and sketches
and contact details
Become part of
the research effort
The auspicious and intriguing legacy of the Observatory lives on in the research currently done by persons from South Africa (ASSA History section) and United States of America (Michigan)
Contact us for a visit
to the Museum
On this dedicated webpage, you will find a wealth of information regarding the history and ever mounting research data surrounding this fascinating astronomical observatory. Jy kan ook 'n Afrikaanse artikel hier lees.

Last updated: 2 September 2006 with list of all L-H articles on the working group's posession gallery
Maintained by Gerrit Penning for
the Friends of Lamont-Hussey Observatory

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