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Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory

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The Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory (Obs. code: 360) is located at Kumakōgen in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.

Kuma Kogen Observatory
Observatory code 360 Edit this on Wikidata
LocationKumakōgen, Ehime Prefecture
Coordinates33°40′27″N 132°56′39″E / 33.67417°N 132.94417°E / 33.67417; 132.94417Coordinates: 33°40′27″N 132°56′39″E / 33.67417°N 132.94417°E / 33.67417; 132.94417
Telescopes
Unnamed60cm reflecting telescope
Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory is located in Japan
Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory
Location of Kuma Kogen Observatory
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Kumakōgen is located in Japan
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The observatory is in the Furusato Country Open Air Museum that incorporates the Seiten Castle (sei ten means "fine weather" and can also mean "star sky".)

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TelescopeEdit

The observatory has a 60 cm aperture optical telescope.

Members of the public can book to observe at night, weather permitting.

PlanetariumEdit

A 40-seat planetarium is attached to the facility. Thirty-minute shows are conducted during the day.

StaffEdit

The observatory's best known staff member is the prolific discoverer of asteroids, Akimasa Nakamura. On November 2nd, 2014, a member of the staff was accused of sexually assaulting another staff member at an employee gathering.[1][2]

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