TREASURING THE PAST• Spring 2003

 

Eyes on the Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Washington University Observatory originally opened on the Downtown Campus in 1878 at 18th and St. Charles streets. Although the building was modest, it was a hub of scientific activity and served as a source of standard time for the region. The observatory's six-inch telescope, situated now atop Crow Hall on the Hilltop Campus, is the oldest instrument still in use at the Department of Physics in Arts & Sciences.