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[People in a Circular Room]

Description: Photograph of people sitting in a circular room, looking up past lamps and a hexagonal object. The image was taken from above, and the room is surrounded by white dots made to appear like stars. The audience consists primarily of Boy Scouts, as well as a few girls and adults.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[McDonald Observatory]

Description: Close-up photograph of the exterior of McDonald Observatory, a round, white building several stories tall, capped with a very large dome. A seal and text are visible above the entrance. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Some would designate the rough inaccessibility of the Davis Mountains of the Big Bend a handicap, but this resource has turned to great advantage. The McDonald Observatory was constructed on Mt. Locke in the Davis Mountains in the 1930's with money given to the University of Texas by William Johnson McDonald" (pp. 9-10).
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Planetarium]

Description: Black and white photograph of the planatarium on the campus of Richland College. Originally had a copper top. [Replaced twice?] There is a small treee in front of the planatarium and a campus building to the right.
Date: 1971
Partner: Dallas County Community College District

Pictorial Firmament Machine.

Description: Patent for a hollow globe with a map of the stars and planets positions on one side that has lights on the inside of the globe to project the placement of the stars and planets on a ceiling.
Date: April 4, 1911
Creator: Jones, Oliver Pinkney
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[McDonald Observatory and Davis Mountains]

Description: Photograph of two domed buildings on a mountaintop; they contain telescopes that are part of the McDonald Observatory. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The McDonald Observatory was constructed on Mt. Locke in the Davis Mountains in the 1930's with money given to the University of Texas by William Johnson McDonald. The site was chosen because of its high percentage of clear nights and its isolation from brightly lighted cities. The observatory is sixty-eight hundred feet above sea level, and until 1948, the 82-inch lens was the larges in the world. In 1968, a new 107-inch lens was installed in a new building adjacent to the original plant" (pp. 9-10).
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Marfa Public Library