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Old 18-04-2021, 07:09 AM
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Uppsala old observatory, Sweden

This is a follow up to the article "Old Swedish observatories" I translated not long time ago. We made a visit to Uppsala old observatory which is placed in a beautiful park almost in center of Uppsala in Sweden.

I took some photos from the visit and have tried to find some information to it:
http://www.astrofriend.eu/astronomy/...servatory.html

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Old 18-04-2021, 12:30 PM
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Many thanks - fascinating stuff!
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I guess light pollution would be a problem there now? Beautiful spot for it though.
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There was an Uppsala Observatory on Siding Springs until they gave it away!!

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Old 19-04-2021, 07:17 PM
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It will be even more exciting, there are guided tours on tuesdays but on hold now because of the corona. I hope to have an inside report of the main building before the end of the year. I was yesterday told that all instrument are there, don't nknow if they ment he old instrument or newer.

The observatory in Siding Spring, was it a professional observatory or an amateur ? How did it get the name Uppsala Observatory ?

Yes, heavy light pollution, but nice to look at the old buildings.

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Hi


Not so much Uppsala observatory as Uppsala telescope at Siding Springs.


Link
https://rsaa.anu.edu.au/observatorie...rvey-telescope


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Hi Philip,
Interesting to read, I put your link in the report.

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

I also added something news my friend told me, the instrument in the mainbulding is still there, from 19th. One of them is the exiting double refractor !

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The Southern Uppsala 0.5 m Schmidt

G'day Lars
My name is Barry Gilbert, I'm a founding member of the Tamworth Regional Astronomy Club (TRAC). We have recently acquired the Uppsala 0.5 metre Schmidt telescope from siding spring. It is a rather large heavy telescope, that we disassembled for cheaper crane handling and transport. It is 178 kilometres from Tamworth. The following links are: The history of the "Southern Uppsala" and history of our club.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uppsal...midt_Telescope

https://www.tamworthastronomy.com.au/

I will attach some images of the Uppsala in the a following post.

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Hi Barry,
That was a really big telescope your club has purchased. And what an interesting astronomy club you have over there.

I put part of your information on my homepage, let me know if it's okay, look at bottom of page:

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

I can make a separate page about your telescope and club if you want, but need some photos as a complement. Use my contact information on the www.astrofriend.eu page.

Thanks a lot for the information !

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