Now that the Buffalo Museum of Science has restored its rooftop telescope and reopened its observatory, the public has a chance to use it. Beginning this week, scheduled viewing sessions may be arranged, weather permitting, by reservation.
An observatory closed to the general public since 1999 will once again be available to local science buffs and curious novices alike. The Buffalo Museum of Science on Friday hosted a ceremony marking the re-opening of the Kellogg Observatory atop its building.
A vintage telescope housed inside Buffalo's Kellogg Observatory since 1930, but closed to the public since 1999, has been removed from the dome. It's on its way to Pennsylvania, where it will be refurbished and then returned in 2017 as the Buffalo Museum of Science gives its popular space exhibit a full makeover.