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Allegheny Observatory


Allegheny Observatory
AlleghenyObservatoryMarch2013.jpg
The observatory in 2013
Organization University of Pittsburgh
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates
Established February 15, 1859
Website
Allegheny Observatory
Telescopes
Thaw Memorial Refractor 30-inch refracting telescope
Keeler Memorial Reflector
(retired)
30-inch Cassegrain reflector
Fitz-Clark Refractor 13-inch refracting telescope

Built:

1900-1912
Architect:

Architectural style(s):
Thorsten E. Billquist

Classic Revival
Added to NRHP:

NRHP Reference#:

Governing body:

6-22-1979

79002157[1]

University of Pittsburgh

Allegheny Observatory
Location 159 Riverview Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Built 1900
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79002157[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 22, 1979
Designated PHMC November 02, 1979[2]

The Allegheny Observatory is an American astronomical research institution, a part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh. The facility is listed on the National Register of Historical Places (ref. # 79002157, added 6-22-1979)[3] and is designated as a Pennsylvania state[4] and Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation[5] historic landmark.


Allegheny Observatory History


A model of the original Allegheny Observatory