Detroit Observatory

The oldest astronomical observatory in Michigan and 2nd oldest building remaining on campus. Take a free tour of the observatory and learn how it set the stage for The University of Michigan to become a center of science and research. The telescopes at this observatory served to set time for the entire city and keep the trains running on schedule until the development of more reliable timepieces and telecommunications.Free Tours offered on the following days: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 1-4PM, Sunday, April 14, 2013, 1-4PM, Sunday, May 12, 2013, 1-4PM, Sunday, June 9, 2013, 1-4PM

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  • Address: 1398 East Ann Street 48109
  • Phone Number: +1 734 764 3482
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