Dudley Observatory Artifacts

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Dudley Observatory Artifacts
Reifler Clock Face - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
c. 1890 - 2000

Historical Context

For over a century, the Dudley Observatory was a functioning observatory focused on both public and technical astronomy. During this period the Dudley saw many transitions, from the introduction of photo-astronomy to the rise of computers, and many pieces of its equipment still exist in the collection. These range from the work-horse of the Observatory, the Olcott Meridan Circle telescope, to various pieces of surveying and measuring equipment, to a small but useful collection of meteorites.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains images of artifacts and people related to the Dudley Observatory.