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Laws Observatory

Photograph of Laws Observatory (courtesy of UMC Archives, C:20/8/2)
Date designed: 1879
Date constructed: 1880
Date demolished: 1919
Named after: Samuel S. Laws, University president 1876-1889, who donated $2000 of his own money to move observatory telescope and begin construction of a new observatory.
View a timeline for Laws Observatory from the Central Missouri Astronomical Association.

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