Construction of the observatory is finally complete. Photos of the project
can be found by clicking on the center icon below. Aerial photographs of the completed project are also available.
Naming the Observatory
Every observatory should have a name. We have selected
Stargate 4173 at Grimaldi Tower.
The reasons why we selected this particular name are:
- This observatory will truly be a gate to the
- I have been a science fiction fan for most
of my life. Stargate was the name of a popular
1994 science fiction movie. And science
fiction was the major force that got me
- The latitude and longitude of the observatory
degrees 36 minutes 49 seconds N,
degrees 40 minutes 16 seconds W.
- Francesco M. Grimaldi was an Italian
physicist and astronomer, author of a map of
the Moon which was used by Riccioli as a
basis for his nomenclature. But more
important, Grimaldi was our precious
cat who crossed over to heaven on May 28th,