What can you find here?
Did you know?
- It is positioned on a hill 843 feet (257 m) above sea level, at latitude 44°42.4, longitude -85°36.7.
- Rogers Observatory was founded and constructed completely from public donations, the result of a tireless effort by instructor Joseph H. Rogers to build a permanent home for what had been NMC's "portable" telescope. Forty-three businesses and 106 individuals contributed money, materials, land and labor to construct the observatory.
Explore the Rodger Observatory further by visiting our photo gallery.
This facility is named after former science/math division director and instructor Joseph H. Rogers, who spearheaded construction. The structure contains a classroom area, dome, telescope and darkroom. It was constructed to house astronomy classes and provide an educational program for community groups. It opens regularly to the public for free public viewing.