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Harvard College Observatory H9

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Harvard College Observatory H9

Image title: 
Aerial view of Boyden Station of Harvard College Observatory in South Africa
Credit line: 
AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Shapley Collection, Physics Today Collection

Boyden Station in 1936, soon after Shapley had arranged for the Southern Station to be moved from Peru to the Union of South Africa. The Station is near Bloemfontein, Orange Free State; at the left is the Modder River. A large cylindrical dome houses the 61" Rockefeller reflector.

Photo date: 
circa 1936
Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 8 x 10 inches)
Harvard College Observatory