Potsdam Observatory and Asteroid 5816 Potsdam - Potsdam, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 52° 22.729 E 013° 03.831
33U E 368213 N 5804936
Quick Description: The Einstein Tower was part of the former Potsdam Observatory
Location: Brandenburg, Germany
Date Posted: 2/19/2019 10:04:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM103K2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 1

Long Description:

Main belt asteroid 5816 Potsdam was discovered on January 11, 1989, 1989 by German astronomer Freimut Börngen and named after the Potsdam Observatory.

In 1992, the Astrophysical Observatory Potsdam (founded in 1874) and the Berlin Observatory (founded in 1700) merged into the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics, a privately funded research institute.

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics focuses primarely on cosmic magnetic fields on various scales and extra-galactic astrophysics, but it also operates the Einstein Tower, a sun observatory built in 1921.

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Celestial Body: Asteroid

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