Building Code O
Spencer Hill Campus
Corning, NY 14830

Welcome to the Eileen Collins Observatory! Weather permitting, the observatory will be open for general observing and tours April 10 and 17, 2015.

Observatory Events

Astronomy in the Exploration of the Pacific 
by Gary L. Fitzpatrick

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Observatory - Free and open to the public.

This presentation by Gary L. Fitzpatrick will highlight the role that astronomy played during the discovery and exploration of the Pacific by Europeans. > more


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.