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Feb 3 Magnetic Observatory

Regents Authorize Expense for SI Magnetic Observatory

 

Regents Authorize Expense for SI Magnetic Observatory

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Year: 
1853
Month: 
february
Day: 
3
Date: 
Thu, 1853-02-03
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The Board of Regents authorizes the expenditure of $1,100 to build a magnetic observatory on the Smithsonian grounds. It will consist of a small underground room, twelve by sixteen feet and an above-ground portion, constructed of wood and designed to correspond somewhat to the architecture of the Smithsonian Institution Building.