Ladd Observatory

Ladd Observatory
Ladd Observatory front.jpg
OrganizationBrown University
LocationProvidence, Rhode Island, US
Coordinates41°50′20″N 71°23′57″W / 41°50′20″N 71°23′57″W / Ladd Observatory
Telescopes
Brashear / Saegmuller12" refractor
Saegmuller80 mm transit instrument
Ladd Observatory
Ladd Observatory is located in Rhode Island
Ladd Observatory
Ladd Observatory is located in the US
Ladd Observatory
LocationProvidence, Rhode Island, US
Coordinates41°50′20″N 71°23′57″W / 41°50′20″N 71°23′57″W / 41.83889; -71.39917
Built1891
ArchitectStone, Carpenter & Willson
Architectural style93000583
Added to NRHPJune 6, 2000
Ladd Observatory is located in the US
Ladd Observatory
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The Ladd Observatory is an astronomical observatory of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, US. The observatory was dedicated in 1891 and is named for benefactor Herbert W. Ladd who funded the construction.[1]

History

Construction

Ladd Observatory was designed by the Providence-based firm of Stone, Carpenter & Willson. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[2]

Telescope

The main telescope is a 12-inch (30 cm) refractor with a lens made by John Brashear following the design of Charles S. Hastings. The equatorial mount and mechanical clock drive were made by George N. Saegmuller.

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slovenščina: Observatorij Ladd