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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:

Oral History Interview with Andrew Gassman, 1986

 Item
Identifier: M054.01.0001.00018
Abstract Andrew Gassman, Chamberlin Observatory astronomer, provides a brief history of Chamberlin Observatory, which is located in Observatory Park in the University Park area of Denver, Colorado. Gassman notes that the observatory was built for research in 1896 and at the time of its construction was located far from populated, lighted areas that might interfere with its operation. He relates that as the surrounding area became populated, the function of the Observatory changed from a research...
Dates: 1986

Oral History Interview with Thelma Kauffman, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0002.00001
Abstract

Thelma Kauffman shares her memories of the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, including the professions of the residents in the area, local schools, and local churches. She also provides a brief history of Chamberlin Observatory and the house that was built for Herbert Alonzo Howe, the University of Denver astronomy professor and dean who founded the observatory.

Dates: 1986

Orion Nebula Seen from Chamberlin Observatory, 1917

 Item
Identifier: U201.01.0017.0027.00001
Abstract

Black and white print of the Orion Nebula viewed through the telescope at Chamberlin Observatory on the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in 1918.

Dates: 1917

ROTC Drill at Chamberlin Observatory

 Item
Identifier: U201.01.0095.0009.00002
Abstract

A group of military cadets in white helmets and dark coats and pants performs a drill with rifles raised in the air at Observatory Park in Denver, Colorado, with the Chamberlin Observatory building in the background.

Dates: 1918-1984

Staff Astronomer Observing Occultation from Chamberlin Observatory, circa 1965

 Item
Identifier: U201.01.0017.0029.00013
Abstract

A member of the staff of the Chamberlin Observatory on the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado looks through the observatory's telescope observe an occultation.

Dates: circa 1965

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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