Professor Stephen Alexander observes solar eclipses with Munich-made telescope, second-largest in United States.
Professor Charles Young teaches with telescope (right, refurbished and now hanging in Peyton Hall) in Observatory of Instruction (on site of today’s Robertson Hall).
Halsted Observatory (on site of today’s Joline Hall) has largest telescope in the hemisphere, except for U.S. Naval Observatory. Cast in Paris, the lenses were exhibited at the Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia.
Halsted Observatory demolished, replaced by FitzRandolph Observatory near Palmer Stadium; telescope rebuilt using the 1882 lenses.
Professor Martin Schwarzschild’s telescope floats beneath giant NASA balloon; Perkin-Elmer quartz mirror can distinguish one toadstool from two at 1,000 miles. Model is on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Professor James Gunn designs a telescope at Apache Point in New Mexico that creates the most elaborate map in history.