Rattlesnake Mountain Observatory

WHERE: Previously located within the The Fitzner/Eberhardt Arid Lands Ecology Reserve, the observatory was removed in 2009 and a new location is being sought.
WHO: Operated by a volunteer staff through the non-profit organization, AASTA.
Visit the Observatory's website.
HOW: Presently onsite telescope use and observing.  As renovation and fundraising continues, the observatory will feature remote operation and observing for education and research purposes via a wireless link.
WHAT: "The largest, most powerful, optical research-grade telescope in Washington State".

aerial view towards the West

moon and mountain, telescope in the dome, observing silhouettes

presented by the researchers down the mountainslope at the Nike site (also on the Arid Lands Ecology Reserve).
http://www.physics.uci.edu/gravity/ALE updated 1/19/2014