Hall of Directors

Meet the Directors of the UM Detroit Observatory. Click on each director for his biography.

Asaph Hall,
Jr.

1892-1905

William J.
Hussey

1905-26
(and Acting
Director
1891-92)

Ralph H.
Curtiss

1927-29
(and Acting
Director 1926)

W. Carl
Rufus

Acting Director
1929-30 and
1942-45

A. D. Maxwell
Acting
Director
1945-46


Leo Goldberg
1946-60

Freeman D.
Miller

Acting Director,
1960-61


Portraits of Brünnow, Curtis, Hall, Harrington, Hussey, Maxwell and Rufus from the University of Michigan faculty and staff portrait collection. Portraits of Curtiss and Goldberg from the University of Michigan Observatory records (Box 16). Portrait of Watson from the James C. Watson papers (Box 1).

Thanks to Amy Ament, Observatory intern from the University Research Opportunity Program, for research on the UM Detroit Observatory directors