Swarthmore College. Astronomy Dept.

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Swarthmore College offered its first elective course in Astronomy in the mid 1870's. In 1885, the Board reported a proposal to erect an observatory near the east end of the College property. After Professor Susan Cunningham retired in 1906, Dr. John A. Miller was appointed as Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy. Until 1952, courses were listed under the Department of Mathematics and Astronomy; a separate Department of Astronomy existed until it became the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the mid 1980's.

From the description of Records, 1899-1986. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 45794838

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creatorOf Swarthmore College. Astronomy Dept. Records, 1899-1986. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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associatedWith Augensen, Harry John, 1951- person
associatedWith Comrie, L. J. 1893-1950. person
associatedWith Cunningham, Susan. person
associatedWith Lippincott, Sarah Lee, 1920- person
associatedWith Marriott, Ross Walter, b. 1882. person
associatedWith Miller, John Anthony, 1859-1946. person
associatedWith Pittman, John H. person
associatedWith Powell, Margaret E. person
associatedWith Van de Kamp, Peter, 1901- person
associatedWith Villamediana, J. Francisco. person
associatedWith Wanner, James F. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Astronomical observatories
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Active 1899

Active 1986

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