Peach Mountain Observatory is the home of a 26 meter radio dish, and is located in Michigan at 42.4 N, 83.9 W. The observatory is in Stinchfield Woods, approximately 15 miles from the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus. The radio telescope there was once the second largest steerable radio telescope in the world and made key astronomical discoveries in the mid-1960s.  The Observatory was profiled by the Michigan College of Engineering recently, commemorating the transfer of the dish from the Astronomy department to the departments of Aerospace Engineering and Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering.

 

For more information, please contact:

Prof. James Cutler
Michigan Exploration Laboratory
1320 Beal Ave.
3013 FXB Building
Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109-2140
jwcutler_AT_umich.edu
Phone: 734.615.7238
Fax: 734.763.0578