Header photo:  “Open Wide,” Mauna Kea Observatories, courtesy of Alan L. (“Eye of Einstein”).

I’m an architectural historian and amateur astronomer, originally from the far left corner of the United States, now settled in Massachusetts. My academic research (my full CV can be found at snjr.net) focuses on the history of astronomical observatories in India and the role those structures played in the production and mobility of knowledge during the global eighteenth century. Please reach me by e-mail: snjr at snjr dot net

Observatories and Instruments