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November 24, 2017

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January 21, 2015

U-M's Vulcan searcher was the university's 'brightest son'

James Craig Watson was the University of Michigan's "brightest son."

That's what President Henry Simmons Frieze said of the gifted 19th century astronomer.

Watson discovered 22 asteroids between 1863-77. He drew honors from around the world, including a Lalande gold medal from the French Academy of Sciences.

September 15, 2014

Students get up-close, hands-on look at history

The students were like detectives, lining both sides of a narrow room in the basement of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, gloves on, gingerly examining ancient objects.

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