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Chamberlin Observatory

 Organization

Scope Note

Use for: University of Denver. Chamberlin Observatory.

Biography

Ground Breaking for Chamberlin Observatory (H.B. Chamberlin, donor; Cost, about $40,000) in June 13, 1888.

Sources

Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg.76); Steve Fisher, "University Park's Utopian Start," University of Denver magazine, Winter 2008; University of Denver. Special Collections and Archives. University of Denver Buildings Collection. Certificate. [U123.01.0002.0016]

Biography

Cornerstone for Chamberlin Observatory in 1890.

Sources

Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg.76).

Biography

Chamberlin Observatory completed in 1894.

Biography

University of Denver Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 4, April, 1923, page 15.

Biography

On March 27, 1980, Chamberlin Observatory is added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Citation:
University of Denver. Special Collections and Archives. University of Denver Buildings Collection. NHRP Certificate.

Found in 186 Collections and/or Records:

Chamberlin Observatory Drawings

 File
Identifier: M010.02.0002.0003
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Materials related to the building of the Chamberlin Observatory and the Saegmuller telescope: contracts, specifications, bills and receipts, drawings, and observatory account books. This series also includes publications, articles, clippings, announcements and photographs as well as his thesis on Kepler's Problem and several essays and articles written by Howe.

Dates: 1888-1925

Chamberlin Observatory Specifications: Dome, Telescope, Foundation, 1888-1912

 File
Identifier: M010.02.0002.0002
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Materials related to the building of the Chamberlin Observatory and the Saegmuller telescope: contracts, specifications, bills and receipts, drawings, and observatory account books. This series also includes publications, articles, clippings, announcements and photographs as well as his thesis on Kepler's Problem and several essays and articles written by Howe.

Dates: 1888-1912

Comet d'Arrest Seen from Chamberlin Observatory, between 1894-2008

 Item
Identifier: U201.01.0017.0027.00003
Abstract

Black and white print of Comet d'Arrest viewed through the telescope at Chamberlin Observatory on the University Park Campus of the University of Denver.

Dates: between 1894-2008

Comet Paraskevopoulos Seen from Chamberlin Observatory, 1941

 Item
Identifier: U201.01.0017.0027.00002
Abstract

Black and white print of Comet Paraskevopoulos viewed through the telescope at Chamberlin Observatory on the University Park Campus of the University of Denver.

Dates: 1941

Early Campus, between 1894-1915

 File
Identifier: U201.03.0011.0019
Abstract

Black and white print of bird's-eye view of the University Park area in its early years of development.

Dates: between 1894-1915

Fake posthumous diary written by Howe's spirit

 Item
Identifier: M010.07.0011.99999
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Observation books contain astronomical observations made at the Chamberlin Observatory from 1897 through 1925, including Halley's Comet in 1910. Observation notes include Howe's notes as well as other astronomers. The reference material is ''A List of Stars for Observations of Latitude with Approximate Zenith Distances for Chamberlin Observatory,'' complied by Charles Joseph Ling.

Dates: 1906-1912

Halley's Comet Seen from Chamberlin Observatory, 1986 January 9

 Item
Identifier: U201.01.0017.0027.00005
Abstract

Black and white print of Halley's Comet viewed through the 18-inch Newtonian telescope at Chamberlin Observatory on the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado in 1986.

Dates: 1986 January 9

Herbert A. Howe 1888 Diary, 1888

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0003.00010
Abstract

Professor Howe's diary for 1888 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, the donation of funds and construction of Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, his family and religious life.

Dates: 1888

Herbert A. Howe 1889 Diary, 1889

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0003.00011
Abstract

Professor Howe's diary for 1889 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, construction of Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, his family and religious life.

Dates: 1889

Herbert A. Howe 1890 Diary, 1890

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0003.00012
Abstract

Professor Howe's diary for 1890 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, construction of Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, his family and religious life.

Dates: 1890

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Archival Record 184
Collection 2
 
Subject
Colorado 172
Denver (Colo.) 172
Built environment 113
College buildings 113
Astronomical observatories 112