The Play Ground

The Play GroundThe Play Ground

Did you know that The Detroit Observatory may have been responsible for "launching the U-M on the path to greatness?" Henry Tappan, the first president of the university, thought that an astronomical observatory would help "change the wilderness into fruitful fields." It was finished in 1854 on a site that was then considered "way out in the country." On Sunday, Karen Wight, Project Coordinator of The Detroit Observatory, will bring us back to 19th Century Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. March 29, Pittsfield Branch, 2pm.