The old observatory - Lund, Sweden
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots
N 55° 41.978 E 013° 11.265
33U E 386105 N 6174138
Quick Description: The old observatory was completed in 1867 and operated until 2001
Location: Skåne, Sweden
Date Posted: 9/19/2020 12:29:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM135AA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
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Long Description:
The old observatory was completed in 1867 and operated until 2001. In 2001, a new observatory was set up by the city's old water tower.
The old observatory is the third observatory in Lund's history, but the first in a special observatory building. Professor Axel Möller from the Department of Astronomy was responsible for the new observatory and layout. Architect Helgo Zettervall designed the facades.

The University of Lund was founded in the 1660s. Already in the start of the university, teaching in astronomy was completed. In the 1670s, the observatory was housed in a tower room. In the middle of the 18th century, the observatory was located on the top floor of Lundagårdshuset, the first university building. It was not until the 1860s that the plans for a special observatory could be realized.

Source: (visit link)
Observatory Purpose: Research

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes

Radio Telescopes?: No

Active Observatory?: Retired

Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 1

Site URL: [Web Link]

Year Dedicated or Opened: 1867

Solar Telescopes?: Not listed

Open to the Public?: Not listed

Is this a Club Observatory?: Not listed

Public Viewing Allowed?: Not listed

Altitude (meters): Not Listed

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