Detroit Observatory (University of Michigan) records


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Detroit Observatory (University of Michigan) records

The materials in this online repository form part of a larger Detroit Observatory (University of Michigan) records collection held by the Bentley Historical Library. For more information about the materials, please consult the collection's online finding aid.

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The Detroit Observatory, an astronomical observatory on the campus of the University of Michigan, was the vision of University of Michigan President Henry Philip Tappan. He recognized the need for institutions of higher education to pursue scientific endeavors. Built in 1854, the Detroit Observatory was named after the Detroit residents who helped finance the building project. Extensive restoration work of the Observatory was completed in 1999.

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