Building Code O
Spencer Hill Campus
Corning, NY 14830

Welcome to the Eileen Collins Observatory!


Open 1st and 3rd Fridays from 8:30pm to 10:30pm unless otherwise noted.



Multiwavelength views of Messier 81 (image credit: NASA)
Multiwavelength views of Messier 81 (image credit: NASA)

"The Invisible Universe"
presented by Rick Kline from Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF) at Cornell University
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:30pm

There is a lot more to the universe than just what we can see with our naked eyes! Rick Kline will discuss the information gleaned from all of the other wavelengths, in addition to the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Free and open to the public.


We have many types and sizes of telescopes here at our Observatory. Our two largest telescopes are both reflectors - the 20" and the 16". Our 20" telescope is the one-tenth scale model of the Hale Telescope at Mount Palomar in California. We also have 14", 12", 10", 8", and 6" reflectors that were built by members of the Elmira-Corning Astronomical Society. We have 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain reflectors in addition to 4" refractors and a solar telescope. All of these telescopes are on display at the Observatory. Some of them can be used by the public during our Friday night observing sessions.

If you have any questions, please call the Observatory at 607-962-9494 or email Deborah Dann, Director of the Observatory, at dann@corning-cc.edu.