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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:

Herbert A. Howe 1922 Diary, 1922

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0004.00016
Abstract

Professor Howe's diary for 1922 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, his family and religious life.

Dates: 1922

Herbert A. Howe 1923 Diary, 1923

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0004.00017
Abstract

Professor Howe's diary for 1923 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, his family and religious life.

Dates: 1923

Herbert A. Howe 1924 Diary, 1924

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0004.00018
Abstract

Professor Howe's diary for 1924 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, his family and religious life.

Dates: 1924

Herbert A. Howe 1925 Diary, 1925

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0004.00019
Abstract

Professor Howe's diary for 1925 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, his family and religious life.

Dates: 1925

Herbert A. Howe 1926 Diary, 1926

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0004.00020
Abstract Professor Howe's diary for 1926 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, his family and religious life. Howe retired in May as the longest tenured professor at the University. Howe's handwriting in the entries for June 26 and 27 deteriorates markedly, and he notes he was sick in bed...
Dates: 1926

Herbert A. Howe Journal, 1909 July-1912 January

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0004.00002
Abstract Howe's Journal includes copies of letters, drafts of articles, technical notes and clippings of his popular astronomy articles in local newspapers. Found between pages 144-145 (May 1910 observations) are undated astronomical position notes penciled on the back of two class schedules (one undated, the other for 1st Quarter 1909-10) and [March?] 4 [year not given] notes in ink on the back of an [1899?] circular from The Woman's Guild of the University of Denver, which was established in fall...
Dates: 1909 July-1912 January

Herbert Alonzo Howe Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M010
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...
Dates: 1856-2002

Moon Seen from Chamberlin Observatory, 1931 October 22

 Item
Identifier: U201.01.0017.0027.00006
Abstract

Black and white print of a waxing gibbous moon viewed through the 20-inch refracting telescope at Chamberlin Observatory on the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado in 1931.

Dates: 1931 October 22

Observation Notes, 1883-circa 1910

 File
Identifier: M010.07.0013.0001
Abstract

This folder contains Howe's Eros Computation and notes about his observations. It also includes observation notes that other astronomers such as Professor Edward S. Holden from the Washburn Observatory in Madison Wisconsin sent Howe.

Dates: 1883-circa 1910

Observatory Account Book, 1904-1925

 Item
Identifier: M010.02.0002.00001
Abstract

Ledger contains expenditures Howe made for instruments, supplies and repairs on the building and instruments of the Observatory, receipts of donations, and periodic reconcilations.

Dates: 1904-1925

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