The Observatory at Thomas More College

Astronomical observatories are great places to visit.  It is fun to see the telescopes and the buildings, and to meet the interesting people who run them.  Therefore different observatories seem like good topics for any astronomy blog.  Since this is “The Catholic Astronomer” blog of the Vatican Observatory, and since the V.O. is run by a Catholic institution, observatories that have that feature in common with the V.O.—sister observatories, in a sense—seem like great subjects for this particular blog. So what astronomical observatories are run by Catholic institutions?  The observatory of Thomas More College, for one.  The number of colleges with observatories is not large, the number of Catholic colleges with observatories is even smaller, and the number of small Catholic colleges with observatories is really small.  Thus Thomas More, a small Catholic college located in Kentucky just south of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a remarkable place. And so this summer I paid a visit to Thomas More and its observatory.  … Continue reading →

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