Governor Aker Observatory

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Governor Aker Observatory
Organization Discovery Park
Location Safford, Arizona (US)
Coordinates 32°47′57″N 109°43′42″W / 32.7993°N 109.72822°W / 32.7993; -109.72822Coordinates: 32°47′57″N 109°43′42″W / 32.7993°N 109.72822°W / 32.7993; -109.72822
Established November 18, 1995
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Unnamed Telescope 20 inch
Governor Aker Observatory is located in the US
Governor Aker Observatory
Location of Governor Aker Observatory

Governor Aker Observatory is an astronomical observatory, part of Eastern Arizona College's Discovery Park Campus (formerly known as Discovery Park) in Safford, Arizona (US). Opening on November 18, 1995, the observatory became Discovery Park's first attraction. In addition to its telescope, a 20-inch Cassegrain reflector, it houses an astronomy exhibit gallery and a simulated voyage through the solar system aboard a "space shuttle". Another of its attractions is a camera obscura, one of the world's largest. It also conducts tours of Mount Graham International Observatory.

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