Oral History Interview with Andrew Gassman, 1986
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 facility for astronomers to a facility to educate students and the public about astronomy. Gassman also discusses the historical features of the Observatory.
- Gassman, Andrew (Interviewee, Person)
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1 Cassettes (audiotape cassette) : analog audio recording ; 5 minutes 15 seconds
Scope and Contents
From the Series: The series consists of 50 oral histories collected by Barry Matchett during 1986. The interviewees were all persons who lived in the University Park neighborhood, and concerned their memories of growing up and living in the neighborhood over a number of years.
Gift of Barry Matchett, 1986
Title supplied by cataloger. ||Interview conducted at the Chamberlin Observatory, Denver, Colorado on April 18, 1986. ||Participants: Barry Matchett, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 5, Denver, Colo. ; Andrew Gassman.