The Observatory

Registered Site S0566

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

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Albion College
Erected 1985

Location: Albion College Campus
Albion, Calhoun County

Colleges and Universities

Latitude: 42.245103048, Longitude: -84.74462985

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