Seeing the Universe (1990-1999)

Presentation Date: 

Tuesday, March 20, 1990


Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL

A permanent exhibit comparing astronomical observatories of the late 19th and late 20th centuries.  Features a mock-up of the Dearborn Observatory, Chicago, ca. 1880, with its original refracting telescope (once the world's largest), side-by-side with a modern, working, observing station capable of operating the ARC telescope on Apache Point, New Mexico.  With a hands-on telescope micrometer and interactive video.


See also: 1990s