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Dome Access

Access to the UMBC Telescope can only be obtained via two steep metal ladders.

Small children, people with mobility problems, and people afraid of heights may not wish to visit the dome.

Such visitors are of course still very welcome, and can simply wait in the seminar room (PHYS 401) where there are generally astronomical discussions with members of the UMBC Faculty, Staff, and Students.

It is strongly recommended that visitors to the dome wear study shoes (eg. walking/jogging, etc).

 

Telescope access ladder
The first Dome access ladder
Telescope access ladder
The second Dome access ladder
Telescope access ladder
The view looking down from the dome.