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The Dearborn Observatory

Northwestern’s own observatory houses a variety of one-of-a-kind artifacts, including a Civil War-era lens that was at one time the largest in the world. View slideshow


Dick Mesirow

Dick Mesirow '59

"The liberal arts education is fundamentally about listening, processing — the good, the bad and the right things to do — and enhancing the world," the holistic wealth manager says.

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CIERA Astronomer Evenings

Friday, August 26, 9:00 PM
Look through the historic Dearborn Observatory telescope and talk with astronomers on the last Friday of every month. Sponsor: Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics

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"The Perfect Combination"

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Getting Started

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