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Dearborn Observatory, Northwestern University

The Dearborn Observatory is an astronomical observatory located on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The observatory was originally constructed in 1888, though an agreement between the university and the Chicago Astronomical Society. Regular observing sessions began for NU astronomy classes and for the public in 1997. Today, the telescope is used for teaching and…read more »

The Dearborn Observatory is an astronomical observatory located on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The observatory was originally constructed in 1888, though an agreement between the university and the Chicago Astronomical Society. Regular observing sessions began for NU astronomy classes and for the public in 1997. Today, the telescope is used for teaching and outreach purposes.

‘Dearborn Observatory, at Northwestern University, is open to the public every Friday night. Speak with Astronomer’s the last Friday of each month. Bring your questions and wonder at the great views through some amazing optic’s.’

Chelynne Campion