Astronomy Lecture Series, 1997-2004
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Brief Description: Astronomy lecture series includes videos, cassette, cd, and 16mm films concerning First Light: Illinois Astronomy; Astronomy Centennial Celebration; First Light: Black Holes; Icko Iben Lecture: Are we alone?; Icko Iben Lecture: Large Optical Telescopes; Icko Iben Jr. Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Reinhard Genzel: 'Massive Black Holes"; "Top Ten Mysteries in Astronomy"; My Life and Time as an Astrophysicist; Icko Iben Lecture 2004; "Massive Black Holes"- Dr. Reinhard Genzel; Venus: Atoms in Motion; Blue Moon; Continental Drift.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 15/3/10
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Astronomy
Volume: 1.0
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Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Astronomy :

Instruction in astronomy commenced in 1892 as an offering of the Mathematics Department.1 In August 1921, the Board of Trustees authorized that the Division of Astronomy in the Department of Mathematics be organized as a separate Department of Astronomy.2 In 1957, the Department began a program of cooperative investigation with the United States Office of Naval Research3 and, in 1962, the radio telescope site at Vermilion River Observatory was completed.4 The courses offered range from descriptive astronomy to aeronomy,5 with B.S.,6 M.S. and Ph.D. degrees offered.7

1. Catalogs and Registers, 1892-93, p. 57.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 34th Report, August 1, 1921, p. 17.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 49th Report, April 15, 1957, p. 372.

4. Board of Trustees Transactions, 52nd Report, November 9, 1962, p. 261.

5. Undergraduate Course Catalog, 1972/74, pp. 61-62.

6. Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1971/72, p. 365.

7. Graduate College Catalog, 1971/72, p. 99.

Subject Index
Astronomy Department
University of Illinois
Languages of Materials
English [eng]