Detroit Observatory

Karen Wight, Detroit Observatory’s Project Coordinator, talked about how the observatory changed the University of Michigan and… read more

Karen Wight, Detroit Observatory’s Project Coordinator, talked about how the observatory changed the University of Michigan and showed some of the original instruments still inside. The Detroit Observatory, located on the University of Michigan campus, was the centerpiece of President Henry Philip Tappan’s efforts to transform the University of Michigan into one of the first research universities in the United States. Today, the building stands essentially as it was in 1854.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from October 21-25 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.  close

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Detroit Observatory

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Category:
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Format:
Tour
Location:
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
First Aired:
Nov 16, 2013
Last Aired:
Dec 25, 2013

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  • Nov 16, 2013 | 8:43am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 16, 2013 | 2:53pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 17, 2013 | 7:12am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 17, 2013 | 3:42pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 17, 2013 | 5:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 18, 2013 | 3:52am EST | C-SPAN 3
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  • Dec 25, 2013 | 12:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2013 | 3:12am EST | C-SPAN 3
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