Roseland Observatory


OBSERVATORY

URLhttp://freespace.virgin.net/brian.sheen/default.htm
ContactBased on Court Farm Holiday Camp Site,
St Stephen, Mid Cornwall PL26 7LE

(01726) 813602
LocationCornwall
PostcodePL26 7LE
InfoThe Observatory consists of;-

Activity Room;- can seat 30 people has a digital projector showing directly to a screen on the end wall, connects to broadband. Houses the meteorite and geology collection, spectrometers and tea making facility. Conveniently located near the campsite toilet block. Turned into TV Studio for ITV with Louise Midgley & with the BBC - David Brain.

Outreach Facility;-

Is located at the top of the Camping Field.

The telescopes. The biggest reflector on site is Bill's Big Un a 9" reflector with a fixed pier in a stock proof fence - this is to keep the sheep out not the visitors in. Children love climbing the ladder to look at the planets or Moon! Another fixed telescope, a 7" refractor, is mounted on a telegraph pole.

There is a range of smaller scopes, which school children and visitors can use as well. Plus Green Laser & Celestron Sky Scout to support the fixed telescopes. Large Compass, Sun Dial & Sunshine Recorder etc.

The Binoculars;- Starting with the normal 10 X 50 pair on a small tripod we have a Celestron 15 X 70 binocular on a large tripod, excellent optics, and a Revelation 25 X 100 binocular on a giant tripod.

Weather Station. Based on a Maplin "Professional Weather Station" it measures rainfall, wind speed, temperature as well as a number of derived parameters. Its relay station is located in the window of the outreach facility store- for benefit of our visitors.

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