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We have assembled an overview of the project and the events associated with the June 2016 Centennial, as well as a selection of images.
Under Connecticut Skies in the News
- Lauren Rubenstein, Astronomy Department Celebrates Observatory Centennial with Conference, Reception, News @ Wesleyan, June 20, 2016.
- Kathleen Schassler, Wesleyan’s observatory marks a century of heavenly views, Middletown Press, May 6, 2016.
- Lauren Rubenstein, Wesleyan Observatory Opening for 100th Anniversary Events, News @ Wesleyan, May 6, 2016.
- Shawn R. Beals, With Refurbished Telescope, Wesleyan Observatory Opening for 100th Anniversary Events, Hartford Courant, May 5, 2016.
- Lauren Rubenstein, Van Vleck Observatory Celebrates Centennial with Exhibition, Events Series, News @ Wesleyan, April 25, 2016.
- Jim H. Smith, A Century Under Connecticut Skies, Wesleyan Magazine 2016, issue 1 (April 2016), pp. 38–41.
- Lauren Rubenstein, Several Wesleyan Projects awarded NASA’s CT Space Grants, News @ Wesleyan, December 2, 2015.
- Lauren Rubenstein, Wesleyan’s Astronomical History featured in Astronomy Magazine, News @ Wesleyan, October 6, 2015.
- Joshua Sokol, No Country for Old Telescopes, Astronomy, October 2015, pp. 44–49.
- Richard Talcott, Web Extra: Rebirth of a Legendary Telescope, Astronomy, October 2015.
- Erik Hesselberg, The History of the Stars: Wesleyan’s Observatory to Celebrate 100th Anniversary, Hartford Courant, August 9, 2015.
- Wesleyan awarded $15,000 grant for astronomy program, Middletown Press, April 29, 2015.
- Tom Fischer, University receives Connecticut Humanities grant, Wesleyan Argus, April 15, 2015.
At the top: Between 1916 and 1942, many guests of the Van Vleck Observatory were asked to sign the visitor’s book. It offers a record of the astronomers, students, and members of the public whose paths crossed in the observatory over many decades. Collections of the Van Vleck Observatory; photograph by Seth Redfield.