ⓘ Foothill Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Peninsula Astronomical Society and Foothill College. It is located on the colleges cam ..

                                     

ⓘ Foothill Observatory

Foothill Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Peninsula Astronomical Society and Foothill College. It is located on the colleges campus in Los Altos Hills, California. The observatory is used by students enrolled in the introductory astronomy lab on campus, which is part of the colleges thriving astronomy for non-scientists program, serving over 800 students per year. A 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope was donated to the observatory and went into operation in 2007.

The PAS opens the observatory for public viewing every clear Friday night from 9 p.m. to about 11 p.m., and for solar viewing every clear Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.