San Luis Observatory

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San Luis Observatory
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Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
c. 1900 - 1920

Historical Context

In the beginning of the twentieth century, the Dudley Observatory created a small observatory in San Luis, Argentina, in order to observe the stars in the southern hemisphere and complete the General Catalog. Under the leadership of Lewis Boss the staff of the Observatory completed this ambitious project, creating as astronomical resource that would remain useful for decades to come.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains materials related to the San Luis project, primarily photographs and correspondence.