The Rolnick Observatory, Westport

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Rolnick Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Westport, Connecticut, operated by the Westport Astronomical Society. It is named after Gerry Rolnick, a co-founder of the Westport Astronomical Society and the engineer who ground the reflective mirror in the telescope. The observatory is located at the highest elevation in the town. It was built upon the former BR-73 Nike missile site in the mid-1960s and has undergone several upgrades and refurbishments since then.
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  • WHS provides the local community with a history of its town. The gift shop has a variety of lovely items themed to match the season. The exhibits are outstanding -- cultural, informative and...  more »
  • went for eclipse. Very busy and staff were wonderful. My nieces and nephew loved it. Sweet place. Like a Science fiction movie. One can imagine Chris Martin singing Yellow here, because the stars...  more »
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  • Even though it was cold and cloudy the people there were helpful engaging and friendly with knowledge of the question
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