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Admiral Vasile Urseanu Astronomical Observatory

 

  • it was built by Vasile Urseanu in 1910 with his own money
  • it is a building having the shape of a nave
  • in 1933 the building housed the first Picture Gallery of Bucharest Municipality
  • the edifice has a 5m astronomic cupola installed in its highest place, with a Zeiss telescope, having 150mm in lens diameter
  • the museum was organized in 1956 and it contains: astronomical instruments, a telescope, ancient sun dial, objects, panels with rare astronomical phenomena, manuscripts, books and the collection of documents belonging to Admiral Vasile Urseanu
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