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  • Fundraising campaign under way to repair UI Observatory

    The original 15-foot-tall 12-inch refracting telescope was a game-changer when it was approved and purchased by the UI Board of Trustees and added to the new observatory in 1896. In just a few years the telescope would aid Joel Stebbins in developing photoelectric cell photometry, replacing relative-brightness techniques dating back to the ancient Greeks.

    Game-changer
    The original 15-foot-tall 12-inch refracting telescope was a game-changer when it was approved and purchased by the UI Board of Trustees and added to the new observatory in 1896. In just a few years the telescope would aid Joel Stebbins in developing photoelectric cell photometry, replacing relative-brightness techniques dating back to the ancient Greeks.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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