Date of Award

5-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Astronomy

First Advisor

Gary DeLeo

Abstract

The undeniably solid presence of astronomy at Lehigh seemed overlooked and poorly documented. Especially in the early years of the University, its astronomical endeavors helped solidify America’s scientific presence to the rest of the world. More than 150 years later it has continued to provide important advances in astronomy. In this piece I aim to provide an unbiased documentation of all astronomical endeavors set forth by Lehigh. Much of the information is taken from documents that reside in the Special Collections Library, newspaper articles, and interviews with faculty. I have attempted to record the most correct information possible as was available.

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