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Volkssternwarte Tübingen, Germany, BW
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi
N 48° 32.258 E 009° 03.330
32U E 504096 N 5376059
Quick Description: There's an entry at the German wikipedia for the 'Volkssternwarte Tübingen'. This is an astronomical observatory located in the Waldhäuser Straße 70.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 12/1/2011 11:57:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMD7NH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
There's an entry at the German wikipedia for the 'Volkssternwarte Tübingen'. This is an astronomical observatory located in the Waldhäuser Straße 70.

The observatory was built in 1956. But astronomy has a long tradition in Tübingen. There had been some forerunner observatories at other places in Tübingen.

The observatory was part of the astronomical department of Tübingen University until 2003. Then it was given to the private club 'Astronomische Vereinigung Tübingen' who runs it together with the city of Tübingen.

The 12" telecope was built in 1912 Dr. Carl Bosch. This is still one of the biggest telescopes in Germany. In southern Germany there's only one other telescope in Muinich (Deutsches Museum) with an comparable power to this one.
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