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“Route of astronomical observatories” project: Classical observatories from the Renaissance to the rise of astrophysics

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 October 2016

Gudrun Wolfschmidt
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Center for History of Science and Technology, Hamburg Observatory, University of Hamburg Bundesstrasse 55 Geomatikum, D-20146 Hamburg, email: Gudrun.Wolfschmidt@uni-hamburg.de
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Abstract

Observatories offer a good possibility for serial transnational applications. For example one can choose groups like baroque or neoclassical observatories, solar physics observatories or a group of observatories equipped with the same kind of instruments or made by famous firms. I will discuss what has been achieved and show examples, like the route of astronomical observatories, the transition from classical astronomy to modern astrophysics. I will also discuss why the implementation of the World Heritage & Astronomy initiative is difficult and why there are problems to nominate observatories for election in the national tentative lists.

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