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Photo Credits


Observatory Design and Construction

Laying the walls of SBO
  • 01 - Plan View Blueprint of New Observatory [1949]

  • 02 - Construction of the Sandstone Walls [1951]

  • 03 - Original South-Facing Wall (new addition added here in 1981) [1951]

  • 04 - Dome Skeleton Frame Structure (looking northeast) [1951]


Building Completion and First Use

Cover Photo for S&T
              Article
  • 05 - Campus Arial View with Just-Completed Observatory (note "Observatory Field")[1952]

  • 06 - Sky & Telescope Magazine Cover Featuring SBO [November 1953]

  • 07 - First Page of SBO Guestbook (famous names in astro-geophysics) [July 1953]


The Early Years

Dorothy Trotter
              and the Bausch Refractor
  • 08 - First HAO Staff at SBO (founder Walt Roberts at front right) [1954]

  • 09 - First Manager Dorothy Trotter and the Bausch 10.5-Inch Refractor [1956]

  • 10 - Exterior View of SBO looking West [1956]

  • 11 - Arial View of SBO and CU (the campus is creeping closer!)[1956]


The High Altitude Observatory Building and Solar Observing

Sommers-Bausch Observatory
              & High Altitude Observatory
  • 12 - Construction of Next-Door High Altitude Observatory Offices (now CDSS building) [1959]

  • 13 - Arial View of SBO and HAO Complex on Observatory Hill [1960]

  • 14 - SBO and the Finished High Altitude Observatory Building [1961]

  • 15 - Solar Flare Patrol Camera (exterior to SBO on south side) [1960]

  • 16 - Portrait of SBO with Solar Flare Patrol Canopy [1961]

  • 17 - Arial View (note appearance of Regent Drive and Kittridge Complex) [1963]


The 24-Inch B&C Reflector

Installing the 24-Inch
              Telescope
  • 18 - Dome Room Floorplan (mods for 24-inch reflector replacing the Bausch 10.5" refractor) [1971]

  • 19 - Installing the 24" Pier through the Dome Slit [1973]

  • 20 - The New 24-Inch Boller & Chivens Cassegrain Telescope and Spectrograph [1974]

  • 21 - Using the 24-Inch for Halley's Comet (Keith Gleason, Boulder Daily Camera article) [1986]


The Fiske Planetarium

The Domes of Observatory
              Hill
  • 22 - Sky & Telescope Magazine Article on New Fiske Planetarium [September 1975]

  • 23 - The Domes of Observatory Hill (Fiske, SBO, HAO) [1975]


The Fleischmann Addition to SBO

Alan Shepard at the
              18-Inch Telescope
  • 24 - Blueprint for the Expansion of SBO (quadrupling its floorspace) [September 1980]

  • 25 - New 18" DFM Telescope on Observing Deck (clamshell cover and astronaut Alan Shepard) [1985]

  • 26 - Heliostat on Open Observing Deck (utilizing 10.5" Bausch refractor lens) [1995]


Roll-Off Observing Deck Roof

The 16-Inch Telescope
  • 27 - Plans for Roll-Off Roof for Observing Deck [1985]

  • 28 - 18" Scope with Director Bruce Bohannan (no, it's not supposed to point downward!) [1987]

  • 29 - New 16" DFM Telescope under Roll-Off Roof [Summit Magazine, Fall 1988]

  • 30 - Dr. Frank Melsheimer (DFM) visiting the SBO 18"(the first DFM Scope) [50th Anniversary, August 2003]


SBO in the Press

Kelly McDonald and the
              24-inch Telescope
  • 31 - Grad Student Kelly McDonald and the new 24" TI CCD [Summit Magazine, Fall 1988]

  • 32 - Triple Conjunction over SBO [Boulder Daily Camera, June 18, 1991]

  • 33 - High Altitude Astronomy Article [Astronomy Magazine, March 1999]


Public Outreach Programs

Kelly McDonald and the
              24-inch Telescope
  • 34 - Friday Night Open House [2000]

  • 35 - Astronomy Day Montage [April 24, 2004]

  • 36 - Total Lunar Eclipse Party [October 27, 2004]


Sommers-Bausch Observatory - Recent Scenes

Hale-Bopp and the
              Flatirons
  • 37 - Comet Hale-Bopp over the Flatirons (Niescja Turner & Carter Emmart) [1997]
  • 38 - Removing the 24" Mirror (Remy Indebetouw and Director Katy Garmany) [1999]

  • 39 - White Light Heliostat Sunspots (Nish Rajan and ASTR 1010 student) [2003]

  • 40 - SBO Rainbow [1999]

  • 41 - Springtime at the Observatory [2005]


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