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A photograph from Yerkes Observatory depicts nebulae in the Pleiades, August 1919.

A photograph from Yerkes Observatory depicts nebulae in the Pleiades, August Photograph courtesy Yerkes Observatory (natgeofound)

Yerkes observatory observes a distant comet.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey celebrates our never-ending journey of the study of space as pioneered by places like the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

Star Cluster Sagitarii from Mount Wilson Observatory, 1918

Star Cluster Sagitarii from Mount Wilson Observatory, 1918

Mount Wilson Observatory, The Pleiades, M45, 1950s

retrofutureground: “Mount Wilson Observatory, The Pleiades, +/- 1950 United States.

Comet Brooks of 1911  Yerkes Observatory University of Chicago vintage postcard

Comet Brooks of 1911 Yerkes Observatory University of Chicago vintage postcard

Stereograph of comet Morehouse in 1908, published by editor Keystone View Company, together with a dozen of other tri-dimensional astronomical images, in the work Tour of the World approximately in 1921. Photographs were taken by the astronomer E.E. Barnard with the Bruce astrograph of 10 inches of the Astronomical Observatory of Yerkes.

Stereograph of comet Morehouse in 1908, published by editor Keystone View Company, together with a dozen of other tri-dimensional astronomical images, in the work Tour of the World approximately in 1921. Photographs were taken by the astronomer E.E. Barnard with the Bruce astrograph of 10 inches of the Astronomical Observatory of Yerkes.

On the night of October 5-6, 1923, Carnegie astronomer Edwin P. Hubble took a plate of the Andromeda Galaxy with the Hooker 100-inch telescope of the Mount Wilson Observatory.

On the night of October Carnegie astronomer Edwin P. Hubble took a plate of the Andromeda Galaxy with the Hooker telescope of the Mount Wilson Observatory.

Galaxy Images | Mount Wilson Observatory | California | Edwin Hubble | 1930

Mount Wilson Observatory, CA. Hubble proves that “spiral nebulae" were actually galaxies of stars beyond our own galaxy.

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