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New Home for ARI (Astronomical Research Institute) November 11, 2009

Posted by jcconwell in Astronomy, Observatory, telescopes.
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ARI (Astronomical Research Institute) has a new home! The new location is about twelve miles outside of Charleston, Illinois. It is a darker location, and the telescopes should be able to see objects that are about .7 magnitudes dimmer. Last month was the wettest October since 1942, and after several weeks of delays , and a couple of cranes stuck in the mud,  the 32″ telescope was moved. pictures below: (Photos by J Conwell)


getting ready to lift out the 32" mount


Up and Out


John Pratte walking the telescope to the trailer

Bob Holmes, ARI Director setting the 32" mount for transport

Bob Holmes, Director of ARI, preparing the 32" mount for transport


Away it goes to its new home


Bob Holmes guiding it into the new observatory


Snug in its new home, just add optics and start tracking asteroids



1. Joe Glynn - November 13, 2009

I’d love to help out in any way I can, I will be working at Walnut Point soon so I will be close by if needed.
Joseph Glynn
Master Electrician, Working on NABCEP cert. for Solar PV,

2. Viv - December 9, 2009

HI Bob, I am showing off your observatory to my friends in North Carolina.

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