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Archenhold Observatory

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Code  604
Established  1 May 1896
Telescopes  Q28737886[*]
Location  Berlin, Germany
Website  www.astw.de
Phone  +49 30 536063719
Archenhold Observatory
Address  Alt-Treptow 1, 12435 Berlin, Germany
Hours  Closed today TuesdayClosedWednesday2–4:30PMThursday2–4:30PMFriday2–4:30PMSaturday2–4:30PMSunday2–4:30PMMondayClosed
Similar  Zeiss Major Planetarium, Wilhelm‑Foerster Sternwarte, German Museum of Technology, Berlin Observatory, Treptower Park

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The Archenhold Observatory, named in honor of Friedrich Simon Archenhold, is an observatory in Berlin-Treptow.

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It 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 m (69 ft). 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 observatory is also noted as the location of Albert Einstein's first public lecture on the Theory of Relativity in Berlin.

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Archenhold Observatory Wikipedia


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