C.E.K. Mees Observatory

6604 South Gannett Hill Road
Naples, NY 14512
Phone: (585) 374-2433
Email: kurtholmes@facilities.rochester.edu

The University of Rochester's C.E.K. Mees Observatory, devoted to teaching and public outreach in astronomy, is located 40 miles south of Rochester in the Bristol Hills. In partnership with the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of Sciences (ASRAS), there are free tours of the Mees Observatory on Friday and Saturday nights during the months of June, July, and August. These tours are guided by a combination of senior ASRAS members, UR grad students and undergrads, and UR astrophysics faculty. The tours usually consist of an informational slide presentation about general astronomical topics, followed by the viewing of astronomical objects through the telescope. Though the tours are free, reservations are required.