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|Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed an astronomical observatory, in Jairpur, the capital of the federal state Rhajasthan in west central India. The observatory, or "Jantar Mantars" as they are commonly known, incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialised function for astronomical measurement. |
Located about 250 meters south of Conn...
|This is the Man Singh Observatory in Varanasi. It's similar to the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur and New Delhi and the Yantra Mandir in Ujjain.|
|The Yantra Mandir (commonly known as the Jantar Mantar) is an equinoctial dial, consisting a gigantic triangular gnomon with the hypotenuse parallel to the Earth's axis. On either side of the gnomon is a quadrant of a circle, parallel to the plane of the equator. The instrument is intended to measure the time of day, correct to half a second, and declination of the Sun and the other heavenly bo...||08/23/2007||395|
|The Kuffner Observatory is a historical Observatory that was founded in 1884 by the Viennese brewer Moritz von Kuffner as a private research institute. Probably the most famous astronomer who has ever worked at the observatory was Karl Schwarzschild. |
The observatory's main instrument is a double refractor for visual and photographic use with apertures of 27 cm and 15.6 cm, respectivel...
|Hanle Observatory is the Indian Astronomical Observatory on Mt. Saraswati, Digpa-ratsa Ri, Hanle village. It is located near south-eastern Ladakh in the eastern Jammu and Kashmir state, India. It is the world's highest Observatory. It is operated by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru. The Observatory is at an altitude of 4,500 m (14,764 ft).|
|The University of Virginia operates the Fan Mountain Observatory, about 15 miles south of Charlottesville. The Observatory was established in the mid-1960's as a new, dark site away from the light pollution produced by the growth of the Charlottesville area, 566 meters above sea level. The Observatory was used extensively for research up until the late-1980's. |
In recent years, extensive...
|The Archenhold Observatory, named in honor of Friedrich Simon Archenhold, is an observatory in Berlin-Treptow.
It was opened to the public on 1 May 1896 as the Treptow Observatory to coincide with the Berlin Industrial Show. Based on Archenhold's design it contained what was then the world's longest telescope, with a focal length of 21 meters. The Observatory was named after Archenhold at...
|Sphinx Observatory is an observatory located on Jungfraujoch in Switzerland.|
|Brorfelde Observatory (Brorfelde Observatoriet) is an astronomical observatory (IAU code 054) home to the Brorfelde Schmidt Telescope. It was run as a branch of the Copenhagen University Observatory until 1996. It still has telescopes that are used by University of Copenhagen students, but the staff that manned them moved to the Rockefeller Complex in Copenhagen. It is located near HolbŠk, Denm...||11/19/2009||433|
|Mount John University Observatory, New Zealand, is situated at an altitude of 1,031 meters on Mount John at the northern end of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand. |
The observatory consists of four telescopes: two 0.6m, one 1.0m, and a 1.8m 'MOA Telescope'.
The nearest population centre is the resort town Lake Tekapo
The observatory was officially opene...
|The old observatory in Mannheim was built between 1772 ans 1774. It was in use until 1880. Today the observatory is in Heidelberg on a mountain called K÷nigsstuhl (King's chair). Today the tower is used as studio. ||06/24/2007||445|
|The historic Neuman Observatory, at Carroll College, in Helena, Montana, USA, has a brand new Meade LX200 GPS telescope guided by a global positioning satellite. |
Rotness, president of the Astronomical Institute of the Rockies, said the 14-inch scope , valued at more than $5,000, was installed in April, along with a new shake-proof mount.
The 14-inch aperture telescope is the mos...