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The Asiago Astrophysical Observatory

The Asiago Astrophysical Observatory

Description

On May 27th, 1942 the Astrophysical Observatory in the Asiago plateau was inaugurated. Its Galileo telescope was the biggest one in Italy.
The collection contains many photographs which tell the Observatory’s genesis: there are the early plans and models, the photographs of the building yard and of the manufacture of the telescope by Officine Galileo, and the photographs of the finished Observatory.
It furthermore contains photographs of the first astronomers to work there, as well as the instruments equipping the telescope, like the custom made spectrograph


Location/Time


Asiago (Vicenza)
1935-1942

Subject


• Asiago Astrophysical Observatory, Astronomy

Object languages:

Italian

Sources


• Digitale-P0203-Osservatorio-astrofisico-Asiago