The Observatory

The Observatory (HMIGA)

Location: Albion, MI 49224 Calhoun County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 14.705', W 84° 44.664'

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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, side-real 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.
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HM NumberHMIGA
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker Number566
Year Placed1985
Placed ByBureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 10:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 686089 N 4679451
Decimal Degrees42.24508333, -84.74440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.705', W 84° 44.664'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 42.30" N, 84° 44' 39.84" W
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Area Code(s)517
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-698 E Cass St, Albion MI 49224, US
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