University Lowbrow Astronomers

The Construction of the Curtis Schmidt Observatory

by Dave Snyder
Written: October 2001

The following photographs show the construction of the Curtis Schmidt Observatory (between 1948 and 1950). This building housed the 36” Schmidt reflecting telescope and was part of the Portage Lake Observatory (located near Dexter Michigan). More information on the Portage Lake Observatory and the Curtis Schmidt Telescope.

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The photographs are courtesy the University of Michigan Department of Astronomy (the photographer is unknown).

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