Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Day Three Hundred Fifty-Four

Maryland - Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory, Maryland Science Center, Baltimore

Sent by: Ribit1
From: Maryland, USA
For: Private swap
Notes: The telescope in the Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore has had a bit of an interesting history.  It was built in 1927 and placed on the roof of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.  It was there until the 1950s, at which time it disassembled.  It fell into disrepair and disuse until 1980, when it was repaired and installed at the Maryland Science Center.  Its location on the roof became inaccessible in the late 1980s due to roof repairs.  Finally, the telescope was installed in the Observatory when it opened in 1997.  The telescope is now computer driven, and up to 144 people at a time can watch as it relays images to screens in the Science Center.

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