The Observatory
Michigan Historical Marker 

Observatory The Albion College Astronomical Observatory was built in 1883-1884 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, sidereal clock and chronograph.

The building has housed classrooms, a bookstore, faculty offices, and the West Michigan Conference archives.

In 1984 it was refurbished as the college Ethics Center

Cass Street, Albion College Campus, South Hall, Albion; Albion College Astronomical Observatory; S566A; January 25, 1985; 1985 




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