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Old 25-03-2018, 12:21 AM
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DIY observatory at Malta

Hi,
I and my girlfriend spent a week at Malta, as usual when we travel I try to find something connected to astronomy. This time I already before we go came in contact with Maurice at Malta. He is an amateur astronomer and has built his own observatory on top of his house's roof.

He invited us for a guided tour around the western coust of the Malta and a visit at his home and the observatory.

I have written down a short report of this visit, there is also a link there to Maurice own homepage.

http://www.astrofriend.eu/astronomy/...servatory.html

When we left Stockholm, Sweden where I live we had minus 10 degrees Celcius daytime, down at Malta we had about plus 20 degrees Celsius, 30 degree more positive! Even at the night the tempertures didn't fall bellow +15 degrees.

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Very interesting Lars. Thanks for posting the link.
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Old 26-03-2018, 10:53 AM
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GDay Lars ,
Great report its good to see other people around the world showing of their observatory and a little bit of local history about the area .And thanks to Maurice for allowing to see inside his observatory


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Yes, a very interesting saga of astronomy across the seas. Malta is a beautiful place too hey Lars?
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Old 26-03-2018, 10:56 PM
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Hi all,
Glad to hear you like the report, and yes Malta was wonderful. Far away from Australia, maybe not common for you to visit this small island. Allmost all people at Malta speak english so it's very easy to stay there too. I hope some of you get the opportunity to visit Malta in future.

Now we are planning for next trip in Europe.

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Thanks Lars,
A great insight to a very very clever mans work here, to build it on his own takes a lot of skill and patience I would imagine. Malta is an amazing island with history that runs deep with monolithic structures dated back thousands of years BC, and of course the famous seige they endured during the reign of the Ottoman Empire. My family is planning on visiting this year I will try and make time to see this!

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Old 30-03-2018, 03:29 PM
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Oh... forgotten, there are more about astronomy at Malta island.

There are a couple of ancient temples as mentioned above. Some of them maybe could have been used as solar calenders.

Scroll down to middle of this page and there is more information and Wikipedia links:
http://www.astrofriend.eu/travel/eur...ern-coast.html

For you who visit Malta, you will not be dispointed.

Thanks for all comments!

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