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SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA The Georgetown University Francis J. Heyden Observatory is currently in need of renovations and repairs, but it has a rich legacy of astronomy education dating back to 1841.

Despite Historical Legacy, Heyden Observatory Faces Neglect

Hidden behind the Yates Field House lies a white, dome-topped building often forgotten by the Georgetown community: the Georgetown University Francis J. Heyden Observatory. Few students venture back there, and those who do rarely enter. Today, the observatory faces maintenance neglect and is in need of renovations, according to students[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 1 comment Features, News, News - Top
Delayed Repairs to Dome

Delayed Repairs to Dome

The Georgetown University Francis J. Heyden Observatory recently underwent repairs to return the building to its full functionality. Heyden Observatory, the third oldest observatory in the country and a national landmark, had been in need of repairs and improvements for a number of years. Last year, the observatory failed to[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments News

Eyes on the Stars: Students Aim To Revive Astronomical Society

The Georgetown University Astronomical Society, housed in the Heyden Observatory, is the living legacy of the Jesuits’ mission to advance astronomy at Georgetown. “The Astronomical Society connects the past of the school with our present because now we are in charge of preserving this building and this legacy every time[Read More…]

by April 21, 2012 0 comments Campus News