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Fuertes Observatory was constructed in 1917 and lacks ramps, lifts, and an ADA-compliant bathroom. There are four steps up to the ground floor of Fuertes (where the classroom and museum are located), and one flight of stairs to reach the telescope and observing deck. There is a bathroom located on the ground floor, but it is not wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs.

We are actively seeking ways to improve this situation and offer alternative accommodations, but for now it remains true that all levels of the building can only be accessed via stairs. If this is an issue for any members of your group, please let us know, and we'll do our best to bring the tour and observing components outside!

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