Boswell Observatory

E 10th St, Crete, NE 68333

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402-826-8234 or 402-826-8244

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About This Destination

Boswell Observatory is the oldest extant building on Doane's campus. Built in 1883, the observatory is still functional, and sky-viewing is held regularly through the original, 8-inch equatorial telescope. Housed in the building are several pieces of science equipment relating to astronomy, weather recording, time-keeping, and surveying. Doane's original inland time ball, once mounted on Merrill Hall and operated by a clock in the observatory, is also on display.