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Aldo Leopold

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Description: Aldo Leopold, UW Professor of Wildlife Management, posing with binoculars around his neck. He is about to embark on an inspection and bird-watching tour of...
Photograph

Telescope at Washburn Observatory

Date: 1930
Description: Telescope at Washburn Observatory with man at controls.
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New Equipment at Washburn Observatory

Date: February 10 1933
Description: A man is sitting near a new photo electric cell equipment at Washburn Observatory on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Also shown is a portion of...
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Vera Ford in Her Garden

Date: July 23 1932
Description: Elevated view of Vera Ford standing beside a sundial in her garden at 843 Farwell Drive.
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Prof. C. Morse Huffer with Telescope

Date: August 14 1931
Description: Prof. C. Morse Huffer is standing with the 20 foot telescope in the Washburn Observatory on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
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Telescope at Washburn Observatory

Date: November 08 1926
Description: Small telescope at University of Wisconsin-Madison Washburn Observatory.
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Large Telescope

Date: November 08 1926
Description: Large telescope at University of Wisconsin Washburn Observatory.
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Starwagon

Date: June 20 1963
Description: A member of the Milwaukee Astronomical society explains the telescope to children as they look at the stars from the starwagon at the Doerfler playground.
Drawing

John Muir Clock

Date: 1863
Description: Muir's illustration of a means to record time by use of a star. He titled the drawing "The star hand rising and setting with the sun all the year".
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Telescope at Manchester's Department Store

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Description: A line of people waiting to look through a large telescope at Manchester's Department Store at Christmas.
Photograph

Antenna Reflector Array from the Saturn/Apollo Mission

Date: 1967
Description: Illustration of the Antenna Reflector Array used on the Saturn/Apollo Mission, 1967-70. The Array was manufactured by International Harvester Company's sub...
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Gene Charmley and his Telescope

Date: July 20 1945
Description: Gene Charmley, boy scout, applying rouge to the pitch lay upon which he is about to begin polishing for an 8-inch lens used in the reflector type telescope...
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Jack Burkhalter and his Telescope

Date: July 20 1945
Description: Jack Burkhalter, nine-year old Cub Scout, grinding and polishing a lens for the telescope he is building. Jack may be the nation's youngest amateur telesco...
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Robert Burkhalter and his Telescope

Date: July 20 1945
Description: Robert Burkhalter, a life Boy Scout member of Troop 5, standing next to the telescope he built and mounted in his backyard, 105 Cambridge Road, Shorewood H...
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Astronomer at Washburn Observatory

Date: June 17 1947
Description: View looking up towards open dome as Olin Eggen, research astronomer, looks through the telescope at Washburn Observatory on the campus of University of Wi...
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George E. Koehler, Birdwatcher

Date: January 20 1948
Description: George E. Koehler, son of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Koehler, 109 Chestnut Street, won a trip to Washington, D.C., for his bird watching and bird census work. He is...
Print

American House

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Description: Building with three levels, a porch and two balconies across the front of the house, a roof, and a man with a telescope in a belvedere in the center of the...
Postcard

Observatory Hill

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Description: A sundial on a pedestal sits on Observatory Hill, overlooking trees, a rooftop, and part of Lake Mendota.
Photograph

Audubon Bird Walk

Date: September 19 1950
Description: Mary Walker, vice-president of the Audubon Society; Gratia Stavrum, Alan Keitt, and Thomas J Stavrum, president of the Audubon Society, enjoying a bird wal...
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Children in the Garden

Date: 1928
Description: Two girls and a boy pose holding flowers in the garden of William Llewellyn and Zona Gale Breese. The boy grips the gnomon of the sundial. The girl on the...

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