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Hannaford, Samuel

Cincinnati Observatory
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AstronomyEra: 1870-1879DateCreated: 1873Mt. LookoutCincinnatiState: OHZip: 45208Country: USAWebsite: https://info.aiaa.org/Regions/central/DayCin/Newsletters/Year%2017-18%20(Dr.%20Polanka%20and%20Dr.%20List%20-Chairs)/Newsletter%202017%2009.pdfCreator: Hannaford, Samuel , Mitchel, Ormsby MacKnight

The Cincinnati Observatory, founded by Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel in 1842, is America’s oldest public/professional observatory. The observatory was situated on Mt. Adams, east of the current downtown Cincinnati; the hill was named for former President John Quincy Adams when he laid the observatory’s cornerstone. In 1873 the observatory was relocated to Mt. Lookout when it became a component of the University of Cincinnati (UC). From 1870s until 1930s the stellar proper motion studies reigned as the observatory’s principal activity.

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2007
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Analogue Kid (CC BY-SA 3.0)Image Caption: Cincinnati ObservatoryEra_date_from: 1873
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