Barnard Observatory

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Barnard Observatory
Barnard Observatory.jpg
Front of the observatory
Location Oxford, Mississippi
Established 1857 (1857)
Unnamed Telescope
Barnard Observatory
Barnard Observatory is located in Mississippi
Barnard Observatory
Location University of Mississippi campus, Oxford, Mississippi
Coordinates 34°21′58″N 89°32′4″W / 34.36611°N 89.53444°W / 34.36611; -89.53444Coordinates: 34°21′58″N 89°32′4″W / 34.36611°N 89.53444°W / 34.36611; -89.53444
Area less than one acre
Built 1857
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 78001607[1]
Added to NRHP December 8, 1978

Barnard Observatory was a U.S. astronomical observatory owned and operated by University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. Completed in 1859, it was part of the astronomy focus that chancellor Frederick A.P. Barnard had for the school.[2] Due to the outbreak of the Civil War, though, the purchase of the observatory's telescopes were put on hold. Today the observatory houses the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and the university's astronomers use Kennon Observatory.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "The Barnard Observatory". University of Mississippi. Archived from the original on 2006-09-10. Retrieved 2006-12-27. 
  3. ^ "Barnard Observatory Homepage". Barnard Observatory. Archived from the original on November 14, 2005. Retrieved December 14, 2005.