Alte Bonner Sternwarte
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member metasokol
N 50° 43.664 E 007° 05.883
32U E 365766 N 5621273
Quick Description: At the old Bonner observatory Mr. Argelander created a method to collected the data and published in 1863 the catalogue "Bonner Durchmusterung" (BD) that included 324,198 stars.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 1/18/2008 11:11:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM301A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 90

Long Description:
The observatory has been closed in 1973, other faculties take use of the buldings. The building "Refraktorium" is the Home of the association of amateur astronoms of Bonn.
The office of the association is open to public every monday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (exclusive holidays), followed by observations at seasonal possibility.
Observatory Purpose: Research

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes

Radio Telescopes?: No

Open to the Public?: Yes

Is this a Club Observatory?: Yes

Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes

Active Observatory?: Retired

Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 3 to 5

Site URL: [Web Link]

Year Dedicated or Opened: 1845

Altitude (meters): 75

Solar Telescopes?: Not listed

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