Pine Mountain Observatory

The observatory in east Oregon is a destination for UO physics students
  • Location: Pine Mountain, Oregon
  • Owned by: The University of Oregon
  • In operation: Since 1967
  • Elevation: 6,300 feet
  • Number of telescopes: Four (14-, 15-, 24- and 32-inch mirrors)
  • Number of students who work there: Three undergraduate physics majors
  • Did you know . . . ? PMO is one of the few professional observatories open to the public at night and it houses two of the largest telescopes in the Pacific Northwest.

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