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The University of Michigan gained its first observatory in 1854 with the completion of the Detroit Observatory in Ann Arbor. The Detroit Observatory facilitated dozens of discoveries across the nighttime sky, and started the careers of just as many talented astronomers. Seventy years later, the University gained a new observatory with a slightly different goal: to take a motion picture of the Sun. Austin Edmister serves as assistant director for astronomy at the Detroit Observatory. Austin holds a B.S. in physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an M.S. in astrophysics from Michigan State University. He has over a decade of experience using telescopes and planetariums to teach about the wonders of the night sky.