[Barnard Leaning against Telescope at Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, CA]

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Creation: 1893

Barnard moved to California in 1887 to inaugurate the new observatory at Mount Hamilton near San Jose. He discovered the first non-Galilean moon of Jupiter, Amalthea, in September 1892 over 275 years after Galileo's discoveries. Observatory staff fought over access to the 36-inch telescope, making working conditions difficult. Barnard moved to Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin in 1895 with an astronomy appointment at the University of Chicago.

Title

[Barnard Leaning against Telescope at Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, CA]

Date

Creation: 1893

Description

Barnard moved to California in 1887 to inaugurate the new observatory at Mount Hamilton near San Jose. He discovered the first non-Galilean moon of Jupiter, Amalthea, in September 1892 over 275 years after Galileo's discoveries. Observatory staff fought over access to the 36-inch telescope, making working conditions difficult. Barnard moved to Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin in 1895 with an astronomy appointment at the University of Chicago.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

MSS0031, Edward Emerson Barnard Papers, Box 43, Folder 05

Files

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Citation

“[Barnard Leaning against Telescope at Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, CA],” Gallery, accessed November 15, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/790.