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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Clingmans Dome Road, Between Newfound Gap Road & Clingmans Dome, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Clingmans Dome Ro...

Significance: Clingmans Dome Road provides access to Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 6,642'. The road follows the main ridge of the Smokies, offering views into ... More

Earlham College Observatory, National Road, Richmond, Wayne County, IN

Earlham College Observatory, National Road, Richmond, Wayne County, IN

Significance: Earlham Observatory, erected 1861, is a plain, strictly utilitarian building, specifically designed to house a telescope. The scope was built in 1856 by R.B. Rutherford, pioneer American astronom... More

Earlham College Observatory, National Road, Richmond, Wayne County, IN

Earlham College Observatory, National Road, Richmond, Wayne County, IN

Significance: Earlham Observatory, erected 1861, is a plain, strictly utilitarian building, specifically designed to house a telescope. The scope was built in 1856 by R.B. Rutherford, pioneer American astronom... More

Birthplace of Astrophysics, the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory, Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Birthplace of Astrophysics, the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observa...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

The Otto Struve Telescope at McDonald Observatory, an astronomical observatory located near the unincorporated community of Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas

The Otto Struve Telescope at McDonald Observatory, an astronomical obs...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The facility, property of the University of Texas at Austin, is located on Mount Locke in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. The obse... More

The Otto Struve Telescope at McDonald Observatory, an astronomical observatory located near the unincorporated community of Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas

The Otto Struve Telescope at McDonald Observatory, an astronomical obs...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The facility, property of the University of Texas at Austin, is located on Mount Locke in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. The obse... More

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxford, Lafayette County, MS

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxf...

Survey number: HABS MS-243 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 78001607

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

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Carnegie Institute of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Standardizing Magnetic Observatory, 5241 Broad Branch Drive Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Carnegie Institute of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism,...

Significance: The Carnegie Institution of Washington, with funds provided by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, established the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism 9 DTM) in 1904 to survey and me... More

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Clingmans Dome Road, Between Newfound Gap Road & Clingmans Dome, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Clingmans Dome Ro...

Significance: Clingmans Dome Road provides access to Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 6,642'. The road follows the main ridge of the Smokies, offering views into ... More

Building housing the Harlan J. Smith Telescope at the McDonald Observatory, an astronomical observatory located near the unincorporated community of Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas

Building housing the Harlan J. Smith Telescope at the McDonald Observa...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The facility, property of the University of Texas at Austin, is located on Mount Locke in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. The obse... More

One of two buildings at the Cincinnati Observatory, sometimes called the "Birthplace of American Astronomy," which sits atop Mt. Lookout, one of Cincinnati, Ohio's, many hills overlooking the city and the Ohio River

One of two buildings at the Cincinnati Observatory, sometimes called t...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Carol M. H... More

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

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Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

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Rutgers University Observatory, George Street, New Brunswick, Middlesex County, NJ

Rutgers University Observatory, George Street, New Brunswick, Middlese...

Significance: First building at Rutgers erected exclusively for scientific purposes. Dedicated June 18, 1866. Survey number: HABS NJ-723 Building/structure dates: 1866 Initial Construction

Boswell Observatory, Doane College, Crete, Saline County, NE

Boswell Observatory, Doane College, Crete, Saline County, NE

1994 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Entry Significance: The Boswell Observatory, constructed in 1883-84, was the second building to be built on the Doane College campus in Crete, Nebraska. It is a small building w... More

Boswell Observatory, Doane College, Crete, Saline County, NE

Boswell Observatory, Doane College, Crete, Saline County, NE

1994 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Entry Significance: The Boswell Observatory, constructed in 1883-84, was the second building to be built on the Doane College campus in Crete, Nebraska. It is a small building w... More

Western Reserve Academy, Loomis Observatory, Western Reserve University, Hudson, Summit County, OH

Western Reserve Academy, Loomis Observatory, Western Reserve Universit...

Significance: The Loomis Observatory was the first to be built west of the Allegheny Mountains being first used September 8, 1838. It is now the second oldest on the American continent. It was designed by and b... More

Western Reserve Academy, Loomis Observatory, Western Reserve University, Hudson, Summit County, OH

Western Reserve Academy, Loomis Observatory, Western Reserve Universit...

Significance: The Loomis Observatory was the first to be built west of the Allegheny Mountains being first used September 8, 1838. It is now the second oldest on the American continent. It was designed by and b... More

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Clingmans Dome Road, Between Newfound Gap Road & Clingmans Dome, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Clingmans Dome Ro...

Significance: Clingmans Dome Road provides access to Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 6,642'. The road follows the main ridge of the Smokies, offering views into ... More

One of two buildings at the Cincinnati Observatory, sometimes called the "Birthplace of American Astronomy," which sits atop Mt. Lookout, one of Cincinnati, Ohio's, many hills overlooking the city and the Ohio River

One of two buildings at the Cincinnati Observatory, sometimes called t...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Carol M. H... More

Amherst College, Lawrence Observatory, Route 116, Amherst, Hampshire County, MA

Amherst College, Lawrence Observatory, Route 116, Amherst, Hampshire C...

Significance: The observatory was the first building erected by the college exclusively for scientific pursuits. Survey number: HABS MA-1233 Building/structure dates: 1848 Initial Construction Building/struc... More

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxford, Lafayette County, MS

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxf...

Survey number: HABS MS-243 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 78001607

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Maria Mitchell Observatory, 3 Vestal Street, Nantucket, Nantucket County, MA

Maria Mitchell Observatory, 3 Vestal Street, Nantucket, Nantucket Coun...

Significance: On July 15, 1908, the Observatory on Vestal Street was dedicated in honor of Maria Mitchell, America's first woman astronomer. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a disting... More

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress Street, Portland, Cumberland County, ME

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress Street, Portland, Cumberland County...

Suggested address, 138 Congress Street, is not verifiable in documentation. Significance: The Portland Observatory is a maritime signal tower located on Munjoy Hill. It remains at its original location, althoug... More

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

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Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

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Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

Public domain scan of an architecture diagram, architectural drawing, building plan, or design, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description.

Earlham College Observatory, National Road, Richmond, Wayne County, IN

Earlham College Observatory, National Road, Richmond, Wayne County, IN

Significance: Earlham Observatory, erected 1861, is a plain, strictly utilitarian building, specifically designed to house a telescope. The scope was built in 1856 by R.B. Rutherford, pioneer American astronom... More

Western Reserve Academy, Loomis Observatory, Western Reserve University, Hudson, Summit County, OH

Western Reserve Academy, Loomis Observatory, Western Reserve Universit...

Significance: The Loomis Observatory was the first to be built west of the Allegheny Mountains being first used September 8, 1838. It is now the second oldest on the American continent. It was designed by and b... More

The Otto Struve Telescope at McDonald Observatory, an astronomical observatory located near the unincorporated community of Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas

The Otto Struve Telescope at McDonald Observatory, an astronomical obs...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The facility, property of the University of Texas at Austin, is located on Mount Locke in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. The obse... More

Amherst College, Lawrence Observatory, Route 116, Amherst, Hampshire County, MA

Amherst College, Lawrence Observatory, Route 116, Amherst, Hampshire C...

Significance: The observatory was the first building erected by the college exclusively for scientific pursuits. Survey number: HABS MA-1233 Building/structure dates: 1848 Initial Construction Building/struc... More

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxford, Lafayette County, MS

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxf...

Survey number: HABS MS-243 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 78001607

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxford, Lafayette County, MS

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxf...

Survey number: HABS MS-243 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 78001607

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

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Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

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Carnegie Institute of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Standardizing Magnetic Observatory, 5241 Broad Branch Drive Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Carnegie Institute of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism,...

Significance: The Carnegie Institution of Washington, with funds provided by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, established the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism 9 DTM) in 1904 to survey and me... More

Western Reserve Academy, Loomis Observatory, Western Reserve University, Hudson, Summit County, OH

Western Reserve Academy, Loomis Observatory, Western Reserve Universit...

Significance: The Loomis Observatory was the first to be built west of the Allegheny Mountains being first used September 8, 1838. It is now the second oldest on the American continent. It was designed by and b... More

Western Reserve Academy, Loomis Observatory, Western Reserve University, Hudson, Summit County, OH

Western Reserve Academy, Loomis Observatory, Western Reserve Universit...

Significance: The Loomis Observatory was the first to be built west of the Allegheny Mountains being first used September 8, 1838. It is now the second oldest on the American continent. It was designed by and b... More

Western Reserve Academy, Loomis Observatory, Western Reserve University, Hudson, Summit County, OH

Western Reserve Academy, Loomis Observatory, Western Reserve Universit...

Significance: The Loomis Observatory was the first to be built west of the Allegheny Mountains being first used September 8, 1838. It is now the second oldest on the American continent. It was designed by and b... More

Observatory housing the Otto Struve Telescope at McDonald Observatory, an astronomical observatory located near the unincorporated community of Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas

Observatory housing the Otto Struve Telescope at McDonald Observatory,...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The facility, property of the University of Texas at Austin, is located on Mount Locke in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. The obse... More

Amherst College, Lawrence Observatory, Route 116, Amherst, Hampshire County, MA

Amherst College, Lawrence Observatory, Route 116, Amherst, Hampshire C...

Significance: The observatory was the first building erected by the college exclusively for scientific pursuits. Survey number: HABS MA-1233 Building/structure dates: 1848 Initial Construction Building/struc... More

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxford, Lafayette County, MS

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxf...

Survey number: HABS MS-243 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 78001607

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Maria Mitchell Observatory, 3 Vestal Street, Nantucket, Nantucket County, MA

Maria Mitchell Observatory, 3 Vestal Street, Nantucket, Nantucket Coun...

Significance: On July 15, 1908, the Observatory on Vestal Street was dedicated in honor of Maria Mitchell, America's first woman astronomer. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a disting... More

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

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Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

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Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

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Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

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Rutgers University Observatory, George Street, New Brunswick, Middlesex County, NJ

Rutgers University Observatory, George Street, New Brunswick, Middlese...

Significance: First building at Rutgers erected exclusively for scientific purposes. Dedicated June 18, 1866. Survey number: HABS NJ-723 Building/structure dates: 1866 Initial Construction

Boswell Observatory, Doane College, Crete, Saline County, NE

Boswell Observatory, Doane College, Crete, Saline County, NE

1994 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Entry Significance: The Boswell Observatory, constructed in 1883-84, was the second building to be built on the Doane College campus in Crete, Nebraska. It is a small building w... More

Boswell Observatory, Doane College, Crete, Saline County, NE

Boswell Observatory, Doane College, Crete, Saline County, NE

1994 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Entry Significance: The Boswell Observatory, constructed in 1883-84, was the second building to be built on the Doane College campus in Crete, Nebraska. It is a small building w... More

Boswell Observatory, Doane College, Crete, Saline County, NE

Boswell Observatory, Doane College, Crete, Saline County, NE

1994 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Entry Significance: The Boswell Observatory, constructed in 1883-84, was the second building to be built on the Doane College campus in Crete, Nebraska. It is a small building w... More

Lowell Observatory, 1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, 1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, Coconino Coun...

Significance: Founded in 1894, by Bostonian Percival Lowell in Flagstaff, it is an important landmark in the history of astronomy. The observatory's unique historic structures stand as examples of changing tech... More

Lowell Observatory, 1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, 1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, Coconino Coun...

Significance: Founded in 1894, by Bostonian Percival Lowell in Flagstaff, it is an important landmark in the history of astronomy. The observatory's unique historic structures stand as examples of changing tech... More

Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory, 100 De Sellum Avenue, Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, MD

Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory, 100 De Sellum Avenue, Gaithersburg,...

Significance: Research on the dynamics of rotating bodies conducted by the Swiss mathematician Leohardt Euler, ca. 1770, first suggested that the solid body of the earth might wobble slightly on its axis of rot... More

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Clingmans Dome Road, Between Newfound Gap Road & Clingmans Dome, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Clingmans Dome Ro...

Significance: Clingmans Dome Road provides access to Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 6,642'. The road follows the main ridge of the Smokies, offering views into ... More

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxford, Lafayette County, MS

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxf...

Survey number: HABS MS-243 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 78001607

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxford, Lafayette County, MS

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxf...

Survey number: HABS MS-243 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 78001607

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a small palace, chateau, villa, residential historic building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ
Carnegie Institute of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Standardizing Magnetic Observatory, 5241 Broad Branch Drive Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Carnegie Institute of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism,...

Significance: The Carnegie Institution of Washington, with funds provided by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, established the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism 9 DTM) in 1904 to survey and me... More

Carnegie Institute of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Standardizing Magnetic Observatory, 5241 Broad Branch Drive Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Carnegie Institute of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism,...

Significance: The Carnegie Institution of Washington, with funds provided by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, established the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism 9 DTM) in 1904 to survey and me... More

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Clingmans Dome Road, Between Newfound Gap Road & Clingmans Dome, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Clingmans Dome Ro...

Significance: Clingmans Dome Road provides access to Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 6,642'. The road follows the main ridge of the Smokies, offering views into ... More

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Clingmans Dome Road, Between Newfound Gap Road & Clingmans Dome, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Clingmans Dome Ro...

Significance: Clingmans Dome Road provides access to Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 6,642'. The road follows the main ridge of the Smokies, offering views into ... More

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Clingmans Dome Road, Between Newfound Gap Road & Clingmans Dome, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Clingmans Dome Ro...

Significance: Clingmans Dome Road provides access to Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 6,642'. The road follows the main ridge of the Smokies, offering views into ... More

Distant view of one of the stellar observatories at the McDonald Observatory, an astronomical observatory located near the unincorporated community of Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas

Distant view of one of the stellar observatories at the McDonald Obser...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The facility, property of the University of Texas at Austin, is located on Mount Locke in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. The obse... More

Amherst College, Lawrence Observatory, Route 116, Amherst, Hampshire County, MA

Amherst College, Lawrence Observatory, Route 116, Amherst, Hampshire C...

Significance: The observatory was the first building erected by the college exclusively for scientific pursuits. Survey number: HABS MA-1233 Building/structure dates: 1848 Initial Construction Building/struc... More

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxford, Lafayette County, MS

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxf...

Survey number: HABS MS-243 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 78001607

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Roads, Volcano, Hawaii County, HI

See Thurston Lava Tube, HALS HI-6, for additional documentation. Significance: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road system provides access to active volcanoes and related landscapes along with varied ecosyst... More

Maria Mitchell Observatory, 3 Vestal Street, Nantucket, Nantucket County, MA

Maria Mitchell Observatory, 3 Vestal Street, Nantucket, Nantucket Coun...

Significance: On July 15, 1908, the Observatory on Vestal Street was dedicated in honor of Maria Mitchell, America's first woman astronomer. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a disting... More

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

Public domain photograph of window, architectural element, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ
Carnegie Institute of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Standardizing Magnetic Observatory, 5241 Broad Branch Drive Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Carnegie Institute of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism,...

Significance: The Carnegie Institution of Washington, with funds provided by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, established the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism 9 DTM) in 1904 to survey and me... More

Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory, 100 De Sellum Avenue, Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, MD

Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory, 100 De Sellum Avenue, Gaithersburg,...

Significance: Research on the dynamics of rotating bodies conducted by the Swiss mathematician Leohardt Euler, ca. 1770, first suggested that the solid body of the earth might wobble slightly on its axis of rot... More

Fuertes Observatory, 209 Cradit Farm Drive, Ithaca, Tompkins County, NY

Fuertes Observatory, 209 Cradit Farm Drive, Ithaca, Tompkins County, N...

2011 Leicester B. Holland Prize, Entry Significance: Fuertes Astronomical Observatory, Located at Cornell University on a hill overlooking the North Shore of Beebe Lake, has provided many generations of student... More

Joyce Estate, Oberservatory, Chippewa National Forest Road 2144, 3 miles north of County Road 335, Grand Rapids, Itasca County, MN

Joyce Estate, Oberservatory, Chippewa National Forest Road 2144, 3 mil...

Significance: ... the Observatory the Joyce Family's name for their rustic, log-framed gazebo was built "in the early 1920s." A description of the Joyce Estate, published in 1922, noted that the grounds in... More

Dartmouth College, Shattuck Observatory, Hanover, Grafton County, NH

Dartmouth College, Shattuck Observatory, Hanover, Grafton County, NH

Significance: This building, one of the earlier buildings at Dartmouth, is a largely unchanged example of a small, simple observatory. It was built for Dartmouth's prominent astronomer, Professor Ira Young, an... More

An astronomical observatory on Mars : note

An astronomical observatory on Mars : note

In this document, Carl Sagan suggests "an astronomical observatory on Mars would permit observations of astronomical parallaxes to be improved by about fifty percent." From Carl Sagan's "ideas riding" files, a ... More

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxford, Lafayette County, MS

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxf...

Survey number: HABS MS-243 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 78001607

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxford, Lafayette County, MS

University of Mississippi, Barnard Observatory, University Circle, Oxf...

Survey number: HABS MS-243 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 78001607

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