Postcard "Observatory"

Title

Postcard "Observatory"

Subject

Astronomy
Photography
Architecture

Description

Looking south toward the north entrance of the Observatory. The transit telescope is visible in the window of the western most transit room. This transit telescope had an objective of 2-inch diameter and was made by Newton & Company of London, England. It was originally purchased by the University about 1872 and was used by introductory astronomy students to determine time.

Creator

Strauch's Student Life Series

Publisher

Personal collection of Michael Svec

Date

circa 1896

Contributor

Michael Svec

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

postcard

Coverage

University of Illinois Observatory, Urbana, Illinois

Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

5.75 x 3.5 inches

Files

postcard1.jpg

Collection

Citation

Strauch's Student Life Series, “Postcard "Observatory",” University of Illinois Observatory Collection, accessed October 23, 2017, http://uiobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/25.