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Chamberlin Observatory

Starting off close to home, at a historic astrological observatory in the heart of Denver.

As I begin my tour of the some of the world's more personalized places. My trip will be centrally focused on major religious sites, as well as places that hold strong meaning in the scientific community. Since I wanted my first stop to be in my home state of Colorado, I decided to go to the prestigious and globally revered Chamberlin Observatory. Built in 1890, the observatory is in proud possession of 1894 Alvan Clark-Saegmuller 20'' refracting telescope. Located in the southwest centre of the USA, North of Mexico, and South of Canada. The main language here is English, but I have noticed a mix of other languages as well, most notably spanish. The city is roughly 153 square miles, and has a relative population of a little over 650,000. Denver has a GDP of 187.1 billion. Upon arriving at the observatory, I revel at how clean and well-maintained it appears. I then discovered that it had been fully renovated in 2008, with a Historic Colorado grant. It looks similar to what I had anticipated, but it takes my breath away nonetheless. A white dome tops off the old fashioned brick structure quite nicely. As I enter the building, it is hard to notice anything but the incredibly large telescope monumented in the centre of the room. Although it is massively impressive, I still look forward to the rest of my stops.

Posted by Nesawf 10:03 Archived in USA Tagged science

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