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  • Albert W. Recht Papers

    ID: M193

    Creator: Recht, Albert William, 1898-

    Abstract: Albert William Recht was an astronomer and educator at the University of Denver from 1932 to his death in 1962. The collection includes tapes of various lectures used on "public nights" at Chamberlin Observatory, newspapers clippings, bulletins of the Chamberlain Observatory, a copy of "A Space Trip for the Joneses," Chamberlin Observatory publications, photographs, notes for Recht's address to the National Amateur Astronomers Convention held in Denver (1959) and journal articles by Recht.

  • Herbert Alonzo Howe Collection

    ID: M010

    Creator: Howe, Herbert A. (Herbert Alonzo), 1858-1926

    Abstract: Herbert A. Howe (1858-1926) was Professor of Astronomy and Applied Mathematics, Director of Chamberlin Observatory, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. He was instrumental in building the University of Denver's Chamberlin Observatory (1890) named after Humphrey B. Chamberlin. Howe oversaw the installation of the Observatory's Saegmuller telescope with its 20-inch Clark refractor. Howe's notebooks contain astronomical observations made at the campus observatory from 1897 to 1925 including Halley's Comet in 1910. His papers also contain correspondence, scrapbooks, as well as blueprints related to the building of the observatory.