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Menke Observatory


Originally constructed in the summer of 1962 on the northeast corner of campus,  it was torn down to make way for new physical education building in 1982.  The new facility was built and dedicated in 1994, near Dixon, IL.




Documents pertaining to Menke Observatory


Document Source
Menke Observatory The Paper, SAC, April 18, 1974
"Prof Wants Land to Put Stars in Eyes" Quad City Times, September 11, 1982
"SAU Dedicates New Astronomical Observatory" Press Release, 1994
"New Way to Observe Skies" Library Archives



Pictures pertaining to Menke Observatory


Image Source
Monsignor Menke Library Archives
Sketch of Observatory Library Archives
Inside the dome Library Archives
Students working at the telescope Library Archives

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August 2007

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