University of Texas Partners with University of Chicago

Submitted by Rebecca on Fri, 2013-08-16 13:42
1932-11-23 00:00:00

When The University of Texas at Austin received W.J. McDonald's bequest for building an observatory, it had no astronomy department. The University of Texas entered into an a agreement with the University of Chicago, which had many fine astronomers and its own Yerkes Observatory. The deal allowed for the University of Chicago to operate McDonald Observatory for 30 years.

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