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Sternwarte Tübingen, Germany, BW
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi
N 48° 32.258 E 009° 03.330
32U E 504097 N 5376060
Quick Description: This is an astronomical observatory located in Tübingen, Germany, Baden-Württemberg. It is located in the Waldhäuser Straße 70.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 12/1/2011 11:49:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMD7NF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
Views: 7

Long Description:
This is an astronomical observatory located in Tübingen, Germany, Baden-Württemberg. It is located in the Waldhäuser Straße 70.

The observatory was built in 1956. But astronomy has a long tradition in Tübingen. There had been some forerunner observatories at other places in Tübingen.

The observatory was part of the astronomical department of Tübingen University until 2003. Then it was given to the private club 'Astronomische Vereinigung Tübingen' who runs it together with the city of Tübingen.

The 12" telecope was built in 1912 Dr. Carl Bosch. This is still one of the biggest telescopes in Germany. In southern Germany there's only one other telescope in Muinich (Deutsches Museum) with an comparable power to this one.
Observatory Purpose: Research

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes

Radio Telescopes?: No

Is this a Club Observatory?: Yes

Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes

Active Observatory?: Active

Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 1

Site URL: [Web Link]

Year Dedicated or Opened: 1956

Solar Telescopes?: Not listed

Open to the Public?: Not listed

Altitude (meters): Not Listed

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