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Gannett House

The Gannett House is available between May 1 and October 31 for retreats and conferences hosted by University personnel. Located in Bristol Springs, New York, the Gannett House is adjacent to the C.E.K. Mees Observatory, a state of the art astronomical observatory.

The Gannett House is heated on cooler days and has a working kitchen without utensils. Furnishings include a large conference table with 8 conference chairs, a screened porch with picnic table, approximately 50 folding chairs, a chalkboard and a slide screen (no projector). The House holds a maximum of 50 attendees. King’s Catering in Canandaigua has provided services to the Gannett House. They can be contacted at 394-6407 or 396-9773.

The Gannett House fee is $175.00 per use. Reservations are made through Mr. Kurt Holmes at 374-2433 or 374-8312. The most popular dates are September and October.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy offers public tours of the C.E.K. Mees Observatory on Friday and Saturday evenings during June, July and August. Use of the Gannett House on the same day as a public tour must be concluded by no later than 6:30 p.m. If members of your group wish to remain on the site and participate in a tour, they must call the department at (585) 275-4385 to reserve a place for the tour. The maximum capacity for tours is 25 attendees.

See our map and driving directions to the Gannett House and Mees Observatory from the Rochester area.

For more information, contact:

Sondra L. Anderson
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Bausch & Lomb 206
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0171
(585) 275-4352
sondra@pas.rochester.edu

Carol Latta Mees
Observatory Tours Director
(585) 230-9548 cell
(585) 392-7241 home
cosmos@astro.pas.rochester.edu
cosmos@rochester.rr.com