AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 57 Historical Astronomy
Poster, Wednesday, June 2, 2004, 10:00am-7:00pm, Ballroom

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[57.02] Nineteenth Century Origins of Denver Astronomy

B. Winter, H.J. Howe, R.E. Stencel (DU Observatories)

During the past decade, new light has been shed on the origins of Chamberlin Observatory, located in south Denver, and its 0.5 meter aperture Clark-Saegmuller refractor. The new information derives from a set of daily diaries maintained by Herbert Alonzo Howe 1880-1926. He was the first astronomer at the University of Denver. Having examined this new historic record, we have compiled the life and times of Professor Howe and the -then new- observatory into a biography entitled “Denver’s Pioneer Astronomer” and will present vignettes from the book in this poster paper. We are grateful to the estate of William Herschel Womble for support of Astronomy efforts at the University of Denver.

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