AAS 204th Meeting, June, 2004
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Chamberlin Observatory Reception

Special Event, Monday, June 1, 2004, 7:00-10:00pm, Busses leave from conventions hotels

One of the larger Clark refractors is alive and well in south Denver the University of Denvers historic Chamberlin Observatory was built in 1890 and saw first light with the 20 inch Clark-Saegmuller instrument in 1894. Then astronomy professor Herbert Howe overcame huge economic turmoil that threatened to swamp the project and the school, to prevail with a still functional classic telescope. Howe, who was trained at Cincinnati Observatory, took inspiration from Goodsell Observatory at Carleton College for the building design. If the names Pickering, Wallace, Hale, Barnard, Menzel and others ring a bell, come to a reception and learn more about when they visited this astronomy outpost on the high plains. Busses will leave meeting hotels and convention center starting at 7pm and circulate between downtown and Chamberlin regularly until approximately 10pm. Weather permitting, we will view Jupiter and other available celestial sights. Regular public viewing nights occur on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings, 8-10pm. Website for further information: www.du.edu/~rstencel/Chamberlin.


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