- Henrik Ibsen; adaptation by Jon Robin Baitz
- Nov. 15-18, 2012
- Senior Kamara Miller
|Anthony Moon, ATC||Head athletic trainer at Lawton High School; pursuing a master's degree in athletic training at California University of Pennsylvania|
|Luke Murray, ATC|
|Lauren Rao, ATC||Attending the University of Virginia as a graduate assistant|
|Elaine Starkey, ATC||Beginning an internship at Mary Free Bed Hospital|
|Anthony Wash||Attending Wayne State University to pursue a master's degree in exercise physiology|
|The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Rachel Sheinkin||October 10-14, 2012||Robert Starko|
|Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (adaptation by Jon Robin Baitz)||November 15-18, 2012||Senior Kamara Miller|
|The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig||February 28-March 3, 2013||Mark Hoffland|
|The Way of the World by William Congreve||April 18-21, 2013||Robert Starko|
In 2013-2014, Albion College will celebrate the 130th anniversary of its 8” Alvan Clark refracting telescope and observatory building. Dedicated in 1883 and completed in 1884, the observatory is one of the few original surviving examples of nineteenth century astronomical buildings and instruments, which include the Alvan Clark refracting telescope and a Fauth and Company sidereal clock and transit telescope. Several times each year, the telescope is open to the public and to the campus community for public observing events.
To kick off anniversary celebrations, Bart Fried, president of the Antique Telescope Society, presented a talk about our telescope’s place in astronomical observation history in September. The talk is the first celebratory event for the year, and will be followed in October by the college’s Homecoming weekend themed “Albion and Beyond”, in homage to our students, our alumni, and our telescope. Also planned are public observing nights throughout the year, tours of the observatory, a steampunk ball for students, and another lecture in the spring to celebrate the 210th anniversary of the birth of Alvan Clark himself.
Nicolle Zellner (Physics) and Nicole Garrett Smeltekop (Library) had an article about the Alvan Clark telescope published in HAD News, the newsletter of the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society. The article can be found on page 6 at http://had.aas.org/hadnews/HADN83hires.pdf.