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Historically, observatories were as simple as containing a sextant (for measuring the distance between stars) or Stonehenge (which has some alignments on astronomical phenomena). Modern astronomical observatories typically contain one or more permanently mounted telescopes contained in buildings with a rotating or removable dome.
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  • The 'Astronomical Observatory' must be a permanent facility.
  • A permanent mount for the telescope is required, minimally a pier for the telescope.
  • Observation buildings should have a movable overhead structure, though radio observatories will clearly be an exception.
  • Please make a single entry for observatories with multiple telescopes.
  • Active and retired facilities are welcome.

    It is your responsibility to obtain permission of the owner before waymarking a private observatory.

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    Include a default close-up photo and an area photo of the observatory site taken by you.
    Additional photos with proper credits may also be posted.
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    Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
    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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    • Optical / Infrared Telescopes?
    • Radio Telescopes?
    • Solar Telescopes?
    • Open to the Public?
    • Is this a Club Observatory?
    • Public Viewing Allowed?
    • Active Observatory?
    • Number of Telescopes or Antennas
    • Site URL
    • Year Dedicated or Opened
    • Altitude (meters)
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    Image for Astronomisches Zentrum Schwabe e.V. Dessauview gallery

    WW24.5 km

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    Astronomical ObservatoriesAstronomisches Zentrum Schwabe e.V. Dessau

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    Willkommen in der Bauhausstadt Dessau

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roter_Wolf

    location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

    date approved: 6/25/2014

    last visited: 7/5/2014

    Image for Old Astronomical Observatory Halle, SA, Germanyview gallery

    SESE45.9 km

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    Astronomical ObservatoriesOld Astronomical Observatory Halle, SA, Germany

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    Old Astronomical Observatory of Halle

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geowuschel

    location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

    date approved: 9/13/2011

    last visited: 2/7/2014

    Image for Einstein Tower - Potsdam, Germanyview gallery

    NENE68.4 km

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    Astronomical ObservatoriesEinstein Tower - Potsdam, Germany

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    The sun observatory that validated Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

    location: Brandenburg, Germany

    date approved: 2/18/2019

    last visited: never

    Image for The Great Refractor Telescope, Potsdam, Germanyview gallery

    NENE68.6 km

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    Astronomical ObservatoriesThe Great Refractor Telescope, Potsdam, Germany

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    Built in 1899, the Big Refractor was one of the largest telescopes of its time.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

    location: Brandenburg, Germany

    date approved: 10/5/2016

    last visited: never

    Image for Babelsberg Observatory - Potsdam, Germanyview gallery

    NENE72.3 km

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    Astronomical ObservatoriesBabelsberg Observatory - Potsdam, Germany

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    A retired astronomical observatory

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

    location: Brandenburg, Germany

    date approved: 2/19/2019

    last visited: never

    Image for Archenhold-Sternwarte - Berlin, Germanyview gallery

    NENE94 km

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    Astronomical ObservatoriesArchenhold-Sternwarte - Berlin, Germany

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    The Archenhold Observatory, named in honor of Friedrich Simon Archenhold, is an observatory in Berlin-Treptow.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dieSulzer

    location: Berlin, Germany

    date approved: 11/7/2013

    last visited: 6/22/2018

    Image for "observatory" Saalfeld-Gorndorfview gallery

    SWSW155.6 km

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    Astronomical Observatories"observatory" Saalfeld-Gorndorf

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    The observatory in Saalfeld-Gorndorf! Die Sternwarte in Saalfeld-Gorndorf!

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bianka11

    location: Thüringen, Germany

    date approved: 1/17/2013

    last visited: 12/26/2012

    Image for Hvezdarna Teplice (Czech Republic)view gallery

    SESE158.7 km

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    Astronomical ObservatoriesHvezdarna Teplice (Czech Republic)

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    Astronomical Observatory in Teplice

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rsc_cz

    location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia

    date approved: 2/21/2010

    last visited: 12/27/2013

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