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...
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 Königsstuhl (King's chair). Today the tower is used as studio.
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...
McDonald Observatory, a research unit of The University of Texas at Austin, is one of the world's leading centers for astronomical research, teaching, and public education and outreach. Observatory facilities are located atop Mount Locke and Mount Fowlkes in the Davis Mountains of West Texas, which offer some of the darkest night skies in the continental United States. The Observatory's adminis...
Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Spanish: Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos) is an astronomical observatory located in the municipality of Garafía on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. The observatory site is operated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias which is based on nearby Tenerife, and it is part of European Northern Observatory.
a pretelescopic observatory located in Beijing, China. The revolutionary tools used within this ancient observatory were built in 1442 during the Ming Dynasty, and later amended during the Qing Dynasty.
Since 2004, rumours have circulated of the sale of historic Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. The Aurora University and Mirbeau Companies have emerged as the two contenders to buy the historic property. Today, the University of Chicago announced its intent to sell part of the observatory's property to Private developer Mirbeau Cos.
The developer has agreed to pay the univers...
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