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Sterrewacht Leiden, the Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member team Hebbes
N 52° 09.297 E 004° 29.038
31U E 601520 N 5779310
Quick Description: The 'Sterrewacht Leiden' is the oldest university observatory in the world.
Location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 6/25/2012 3:27:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMEQ52
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member admuk
Views: 20

Long Description:
The 'Sterrewacht Leiden' was erected in 1633, originally located on the roof of the Academy building. In 1861 a new and larger observatory was build on the premises of the Hortus Botanicus.
In 1974 the observatory was moved to the Huygens Laboratory and since 1997 is located in the new J.H. Oort building, all in Leiden.
The building is currently called the 'Oude Sterrewacht'(old observatory) and was recently renovated.
It can be visited as part of a visit of the Old Hortus Botanicus.
Observatory Purpose: Research

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes

Radio Telescopes?: No

Solar Telescopes?: Yes

Open to the Public?: Yes

Is this a Club Observatory?: No

Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes

Active Observatory?: Retired

Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 3 to 5

Site URL: [Web Link]

Year Dedicated or Opened: 1633

Altitude (meters): 0

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