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SI Establishes Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

 

SI Establishes Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

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Year: 
1890
Month: 
march
Day: 
1
Date: 
Sat, 1890-03-01

The Astrophysical Observatory is established in a wooden edifice built at the cost of the Smithsonian on the grounds south of the Smithsonian Institution Building. It will subsequently be enlarged, and three other smaller structures will be added between 1893 and 1898, all enclosed by a fence.