Ritter Astrophysical Research Center

Faculty/ Staff/ Students
The people of the Center.
Astrophysical research done at the Center includes investigations of the sun, planets, stars, interstellar gas & dust, and galaxies. For a bibliography of Ritter publications and the latest Annual Report, click here.
Ritter Observatory
Ritter Planetarium
BagLunch Schedule

Short Description of RARC

The Ritter Astrophysical Research Center is operated by the Department of Physics and Astronomy of The University of Toledo as part of its research and instructional programs, the latter ranging from a Ph.D. program to public planetarium education. The Center's creation was initiated through a substantial gift by George W. Ritter of Toledo, supported by contributions from several corporations and individuals. The Ritter Astrophysical Research Center was dedicated in October 1967.

The Center is located in the Ritter Observatory and Planetarium building, which houses the astronomy part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. In addition to providing offices for the astronomy faculty and graduate students, the Ritter building also houses a 1-meter Ritchey-Chretien reflector and a planetarium featuring a Spitz Model A3P projector in a 40-foot dome.

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The University of Toledo
UT Department of Physics and Astronomy
AAS: American Astronomical Society

Last modification - November 13, 2007
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