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Anglo-Australian

Anglo-Australian Telescope

The Anglo-Australian Telescope is main instrument of the Anglo-Australian Observatory. It can be found a commemorative coin issued in connection with the International Year of Astronomy.

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Bochum

Bochum

The Bochum popular - or as also known the educational - observatory was founded in 1946. The observatory is working and can be visited today.

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Bologna

Bologna

The Bologna observatory was established in 1712.  Its peculiar, roughly 45 degree rotated observation tower makes it easily recognized.

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Byurakan

Byurakan

In Armenia, on the southern slope of Aragats mountain Byurakan observatory takes pride in its 2.6-meter telescope.

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Drebach

drebach

The public observatory and planetarium was opened in 1st June, 1986.

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Eger, Specula

eger specola

The observatory and the Lyceum building complex was commissioned by Count Bishop Károly Eszterházy of Eger in 1764 as a part of planned university. He speared no expense to obtain the best – and possibly the biggest – a equipment of the age, mostly from England. According to his conception the observatory tower – as called then in Latin “specula” – would serve for both educational and scientific research purposes.

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Gemini

Gemini North Telescope

The Gemini North telescope is on the Manua Kea. It can be found on one of a commemorative geocoin issued in connection with the International Year of Astronomy.

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Green Bank, NRAO

Green Bank

The Green Bank Radio Telescope is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope. It is part of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).

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Greenwich

Greenwich

Greenwich observatory is one of the oldest, still functioning observatory, which is best known on the prime meridian passing through it, the zero degree of longitude.

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Hamburg

Hamburg observatory, Kohoutek

There is only one medal that commemorates the Hamburg-Bergedorf observatory.

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Juvisy-sur-Orge

Juvisy

The observatory of Juvisy-sur-Orge or Camille Flammarion Observatory is an astronomical observatory founded in 1883 by the French astronomer Camille Flammarion in Juvisy-sur-Orge.

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Kiev

Kiev observatory

The Kiev observatory was founded in 1845. Today it is operated by the Taras Shevchenko University.

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Koenigsberg

Koenigsberg

The Koenigsberg Observatory was built in 1813, and was destroyed in 1944 during the Second World War. In this observatory Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel measured the parallax - and thus the distance - of a star for the first time in the world.

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Langkawi

Langkawi

Langkawi National Observatory is located at Langkawi Island, Northern Part of Malaysia.

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Lick

Lick

Lick Observatory is the world's first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory, was constructed between 1876 and 1887, from a bequest from James Lick of $700,000 (approximately $22 million in 2014 US dollars).

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Lisbon

Lisbon

The Astronomical Observatory of Lisbon, whose cornerstone was laid in 1861, was born from great controversy between Hervé Faye, director of the Observatory of Paris and Christian August Friedrich Peters, astronomer at the Russian Observatory of Pulkovo, on the parallax of the Argelander's Star (1830 Groombridge).

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Lund

Lund

The building of the Lund Observatory can be found on a medal that was issued to remember its builder, the astronomer Axel Möller.

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Mannheim

Mannheim

The Mannheim Observatory was a tower observatory built between 1772 and 1774 in Mannheim, Germany, which remained in operation until 1880.

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Manua Kea

The observatory appears on one of the medals issued for the eclipse in 1991.

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Nuremberg

Nürnberg

The first European permanent observatory was established in Nuremberg.

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Ógyalla, Hurbanovo

Ogyalla

The Ógyalla Observatory was established in 1871. The observatory is still existing and working.

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Paisley

Paisley

Coats Observatory is one of four public observatories operating in the UK, all of which are sited in Scotland. It resides in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

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Palomar

Palomar

The 200 inch telescope on the Palomar mountain was the world largest telescope from 1949 till 1992.

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Paris, Meudon

Paris

The Paris Observatory is one of the oldest modern observatory on Earth.

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Pic du Midi

Pic du Midi

The Observatory of Pic du Midi is located in the French Pyrenees and holds the largest telescope of France.

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Potsdam, Einstein Tower

Einstein Tower

The Einstein Tower is an astrophysical observatory in the Albert Einstein Science Park in Potsdam, Germany.

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Romanian Academy

coculescu

This relatively new institute was established in April 1, 1990, when the Observatories of Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara joined in one institute - the Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy.

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Rome, Specola

Specola di Roma

The Specola of Rome - now the Vatican Observatory - is one of the oldest astronomical institutes in the world.

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Sohland

Sohland

Sohland, Bruno-H.-Bürgel Observatory is located near the Czech German border.

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Štefánik, Prague

Stefanik

The Štefánik Observatory is standing in the very heart of Prague, in Petřín's park at the Hunger Wall.

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Stockholm and Saltsjöbaden

Stockholm

The Stockholm Observatory was founded in the 18th century and today part of Stockholm University. Its history is connected to two actual historical observatory complexes in the Stockholm area.

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Stonehenge

Stonehenge

There is always a dispute whether Stonehenge can be treated as an prehistoric observatory. Anyway, its ability to use its building structure as an observatory it deserves its place among observatories.

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Treptow

Treptow observatory

The observatory of Treptow is still operational, and waits for visitors today as Archenhold Observatory.

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Tuorla

Tuorla

Tuorla Observatory is the largest astronomical research institute in Finland.

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Uranienborg

Uranienborg

Uranienborg was a Danish astronomical observatory operated by Tycho Brahe. It was the first custom-built observatory and the last to be built without a telescope as its primary instrument.

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Vatican

Vatican

The Vatican Observatory (Specola Vaticana) is an astronomical research and educational institution supported by the Holy See.

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Vienna

Vienna

The Vienna observatory operated from 1753. In the beginning it was located on the top of the building of the university. The new observatory building was opened in 1878.

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Zürich

Zürich

Urania Sternwarte is a public observatory in the Lindenhof quarter of Zürich, Switzerland.

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