Archenhold-Sternwarte - Berlin, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dieSulzer
N 52° 29.150 E 013° 28.570
33U E 396527 N 5816167
Quick Description: The Archenhold Observatory, named in honor of Friedrich Simon Archenhold, is an observatory in Berlin-Treptow.
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date Posted: 11/7/2013 3:35:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMJE7Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member admuk
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Long Description:
The observatory was opened to the public on 1 May 1896 as the Treptow Observatory to coincide with the Great Industrial Exposition of Berlin. Based on Archenhold's design it contained what was then the world's longest telescope, with a focal length of 21 meters. The Observatory was named after Archenhold at its 50th anniversary in 1946. The telescope was deactivated from 1958-1983 for repairs, and remains functional to this day.

The Archenhold Observatory is also noted as the location of Albert Einstein's first public lecture on the Theory of Relativity in Berlin.

(source: wikipedia)
Observatory Purpose: Research

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes

Radio Telescopes?: Yes

Solar Telescopes?: Yes

Open to the Public?: Yes

Is this a Club Observatory?: No

Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes

Active Observatory?: Active

Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 6 to 10

Site URL: [Web Link]

Year Dedicated or Opened: 1896

Altitude (meters): 41

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