Daniel Scholl Observatory

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Daniel Scholl Observatory
Organization Franklin and Marshall College
Location Lancaster, Pennsylvania (United States)
Coordinates 40.048068,-76.320563
Established June 16, 1886 (1886-06-16)
Unnamed Telescope 11-inch Clark-Repsold refractor

Daniel Scholl Observatory was the astronomical observatory built by Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Construction began in 1884 and the building was dedicated June 16, 1886. Total cost of the observatory and equipment was $13,579.

Building cost- $3,000 Steel Dome $2,000 by Grubb & Sons, Dublin, Ireland Equipment cost-$8,579 total

Starting in 1889 it was one of the official Pennsylvania weather stations. In 1925 the observatory was moved 200 yards north to make way for a dormitory. The observatory was razed in 1966.[1]


  • Jefferson E. Kershner


The observatory contained an 11-inch Clark-Repsold refracting telescope.

See also[edit]

List of astronomical observatories


  1. ^ Rabb, Christopher. "Scholl Observatory razed". Archives & Special Collections Librarian. Archived from the original on 31 October 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 

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