Chamberlin Rock

 © Photographed August 1, 2015
UW-Madison Campus
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
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This tablet commemorates the services to Wisconsin of
leader in science and education
State Geologist of Wisconsin, 1873-1882
President of the University, 1887-1892
As State Geologist he conducted a survey distinguished for high scientific and economic value.

As President he made the spirit of research effective in the organization and life of the University.

He first distinguished and named the drifts left in this region by successive ice advances. This boulder, brought by the continental glacier from ancient Pre-Cambrian bedrock in Canada, was deposited here in the Wisconsin or latest glacial drift, of which this hill is a part.
The marker is affixed to a boulder atop a hill to the west of the Washburn Observatory, accessible from westbound Observatory Drive, west of its intersection with Babcock Drive, at or near 1475 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 54706.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Department of Astronomy: Washburn

NOTE: Driving around and parking at the UW-Madison campus is pretty intense. Be sure to check the Google Map (above) and campus maps (below) before heading out.

UW-Madison Map and Parking

Click here for a list of all markers located on the UW-Madison campus.

Photo of Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin in the 1870s
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With Washburn Observatory to the east . . .

Plenty of parking on westbound Observatory Drive to access the marker.

View of the boulder from Observatory Drive.

 © Photographed October 3, 2015
Nearby view (above and below) of Lake Mendota from Observatory Drive.

The marker is located on the UW Madison campus.

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