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Holden Observatory

Holden Observatory Tours!

Holden Observatory is one of the first buildings on the Syracuse University campus, it has journeyed far and wide, and it can see into the vastness of space. Come tour this legendary space, guided by the next generation of physicists and astronomers, Syracuse Physics students!

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Holden Observatory at Syracuse University

About the Observatory

Built in 1887, Holden Observatory is the second-oldest building on campus. Its preservation is important to the Syracuse University Physics Department. Several renovations have been completed over the last two decades to uphold the building's legacy and to restore its focus as a center for learning.

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Patricia Meyers Druger Astronomy Learning Center

On March 28, 2015 the College of Arts and Sciences was proud to unveil the newly renovated Patricia Meyers Druger Astronomy Learning Center at Holden Observatory. With this new classroom, the use of this building has been restored to its original purpose: studying and learning Astronomy.

Visit SU News to read more about this renovation and the dedication.