Dearborn Observatory

Dearborn Observatory

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Dearborn Observatory is an astronomical observatory located on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The observatory was originally constructed in 1888. In the summer of 1939, Dearborn Observatory had to be moved to make way for the construction of the Technological Institute. The history of the Dearborn Observatory coincides with the founding of the Chicago Astronomical Society in 1862. In 1863 the society heard of the construction of a 18.5" lens for a telescope, which made it, at the time, the largest refracting telescope in the world. The lens had been commissioned by Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard, the chancellor of the University of Mississippi, who hoped to found an observatory with the new lens
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134968935
  • 9786134968935