Washburn Observatory, Wisconsin, USA

Washburn Observatory, Wisconsin, USA

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Caption: Washburn Observatory. The observatory at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, was built in 1881. It houses a 15 inch refractor telescope. It was a major research facility for about half a century and is now used primarily for public viewing.

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