Cincinnati Observatory

The Cincinnati Observatory houses the largest and oldest telescope still in use, an 11" refractor made in Bavaria in 1843. Do you watch Cosmos? An episode or so ago Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about the Bavarians making the best glass in the world and closely guarding their secrets.
The observatory also houses a 16" refractor made in 1904. There is a lot of history here and like every other signification building in Cincinnati it was designed by Samuel Hannaford.

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  1. The cornerstone was laid by John Quincy Adams, and I think it was his last public appearance as he passed away shortly after.

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    1. So much history your head will explode!

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