How Chattanooga’s growth drowns out the night sky for stargazers

Staff photo by Olivia Ross / John Martin and John Rathjen check out the observatorys telescope at the Summer Solstice Science Seminar on Wednesday at the Clarence T. Jones Observatory.
Staff photo by Olivia Ross / John Martin and John Rathjen check out the observatorys telescope at the Summer Solstice Science Seminar on Wednesday at the Clarence T. Jones Observatory.

In the late 1930s, an observatory was built about 4 miles east of downtown Chattanooga, an area that was still somewhat rural and ideal for nighttime stargazing through the observatory's 20.5-inch

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