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Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Observatory Hill

 
 
Observatory Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 18, 2018
1. Observatory Hill Marker
Inscription. Former site of the Students' Observatory, completed in 1886 and named in 1951 for Armin Otto Leuschner (1868-1953), Director of the Observatory (1898-1938) and Chair of the Astronomy Department (1900-1938).
 
Location. 37° 52.472′ N, 122° 15.624′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hearst Avenue and Euclid Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley CA 94720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Ide Wheeler House and Garden (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cloyne Court Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Annie's Oak" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allenoke Manor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gilman Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Daley’s Scenic Park Street Improvenents (approx. 0.3 miles away); The 1923 Berkeley Fire (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jensen House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the UC Berkeley Campus. From the north side of campus, enter at the Hearst/Euclid entrance, walk just through the gate/circular plaza, and there on the right, just before one goes downhill, there will be
Observatory Hill Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 18, 2018
2. Observatory Hill Marker - Wide View
a circular path. Walk over to that, and from there one will see standing beneath a tree a concrete monument with the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Leuschner Observatory (Wikipedia). (Submitted on February 24, 2018.)
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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