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Daniel S. Schanck Observatory

1866

 
 
Daniel S. Schanck Observatory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gary Nigh, circa January 2008
1. Daniel S. Schanck Observatory Marker
Inscription.  
Rutgers
The State University of New Jersey


Daniel S. Schanck Observatory
1866

The Daniel S. Schanck Observatory, a two-story edifice which includes a revolving roof and a rear wing connected by a passageway, was designed by Willard Smith. The observatory was built to accommodate the study of astronomy in the Rutgers Scientific School, which was established as a department of Rutgers College in 1862. Named in honor of its donor Daniel S. Schanck of New York City, the Observatory was dedicated on June 18, 1866.

New Jersey Register of Historic Places
January 29, 1973
National Register of Historic Places
July 2, 1973
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEducation. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1972.
 
Location. 40° 29.964′ N, 74° 26.72′ W. Marker is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. This marker is on the rear entrance of the Schanck Observatory and can be seen from the Queens Campus Parking Lot. The front of the Observatory faces George
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Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Brunswick NJ 08901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexander Hamilton Horse Artillery Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Kirkpatrick Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Geology Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Will’s Way (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Queens (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Kirkpatrick Chapel (about 400 feet away); Class of 1924 Memorial (about 400 feet away); Queen’s Campus (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Brunswick.
 
Daniel S. Schanck Observatory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gary Nigh, circa January 2008
2. Daniel S. Schanck Observatory Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,481 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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