The Observatory

The Observatory

The Albion College Astronomical Observatory was built in 1883-84 at the urging of Dr. Samuel Dickie, who later became president of the college. Dickie helped raise $10,000 to build and equip the facility. The observatory still harbors its original telescope, transit circle, sidereal clock and chronograph. The building has housed classrooms, a bookstore, faculty offices and the West Michigan Methodist Conference archives. In 1984, it was refurbished as the college Ethics Center.
photo of The Observatory

See Also

Albion College
Registered Site S0566
Erected 1985

Location: Albion College Campus
Albion, Calhoun County

Colleges and Universities


Latitude: 42.245103048, Longitude: -84.74462985

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