Sternwarte Reutlingen, Germany, BW
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi
N 48° 29.859 E 009° 12.902
32U E 515885 N 5371635
Quick Description: This is an astronomical observatory located in Reutlingen, Germany, Baden-Württemberg. It is located in the Karlstraße 40 on top of the Ferdinand-von-Steinbeis-Schule (a secondary school).
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 12/7/2011 12:19:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMD926
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member admuk
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Long Description:
This is an astronomical observatory located in Reutlingen, Germany, Baden-Württemberg. It is located in the Karlstraße 40 on top of the Ferdinand-von-Steinbeis-Schule (a secondary school).

The observatory was built in 1956.
There are 17 volunteers working at the observatory.

Since 2010 there is a new 6" telescope with a focus of 2.25 meters.

There's one very special thing about this observatory: it has its own planetarium as well. This is the only observatory in Baden-Württemberg with an own planetarium. The planetarium is operated by hand.
Observatory Purpose: Private

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes

Radio Telescopes?: No

Open to the Public?: Yes

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

Altitude (meters): Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Note the time of day of your visit, and your own photo of your favorite part of the observatory. This might be the view from the observatory, picture of your favorite building or favorite exhibit. (Be mindful of flash photography rules!)

If you participated in an observing session, let everyone know what you saw!

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