Daniel S. Schanck Observatory

Daniel S. Schanck Observatory (HM6HH)

Location: New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 29.964', W 74° 26.72'

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The State University of New Jersey

Daniel S. Schanck Observatory

The Daniel S. Schanck Observatory, a two-story edifice which includes a revolving roof and a rear wing connected by a passageway, was designed by Willard Smith. The observatory was built to accommodate the study of astronomy in the Rutgers Scientific School, which was established as a department of Rutgers College in 1862. Named in honor of its donor Daniel S. Schanck of New York City, the Observatory was dedicated on June 18, 1866.

New Jersey Register of Historic Places
January 29, 1973
National Register of Historic Places
July 2, 1973
HM NumberHM6HH
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 11:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 546999 N 4483335
Decimal Degrees40.49940000, -74.44533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 29.964', W 74° 26.72'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 29' 57.84" N, 74° 26' 43.20" W
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Area Code(s)732, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 450-498 George St, New Brunswick NJ 08901, US
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