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This National Historic Landmark in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York is the 1860 observatory of Henry Draper. Draper built this observatory on his father’s estate and took some of the earliest photographs of the moon here. In the latter part of the 19th century, Draper’s innovative photography and popular Smithsonian guide to making telescopes made this a destination for amateur astronomers, including the Emperor of Brazil. Today, this historical building belongs to the village of Hastings-on-Hudson and is home to the Hastings Historical Society.

https://hastingshistoricalsociety.org/

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