A new telescope for the Wise Observatory

Dome of the new telescope
In the background, dome of its smaller brother

Dome of the
smaller telescope

Dr. Michael Rich and
Prof. Dan Maoz

Dr. Michael Rich and
Dr. Noah Brosch

Dr. Michael Rich

Dr. Michael Shara

Mr. Mordecai Kohn

Prof. Dina Prialnik

Recently, a new telescope has been inaugurated at the Wise Observatory. This is a 0.7-m prime focus telescope that enhances significantly the imaging capabilities of the observatory. The telescope is computer-controlled and will be operated in a remote/robotic mode. The acquisition of the telescope and its ancillary equipment was made possible by donations as well as by various research grants. The new instrument has been named the Jay Baum Rich telescope, in honor of the father of one of the donors.