Berlin Observatory in Babelsberg.

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (8)

Nadia Kushnir on October 19, 2009

The Berlin Observatory (Berliner Sternwarte in German) has its origins in 1700 when Gottfried Leibniz initiated the Societät der Wissenschaften (Brandenburgische Science Society) which would later (1744) become the Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Prussian Academy of Sciences). Although the original observatory was built in the outskirts of the city, over the course of time the city expanded such that after two centuries the observatory was in the middle of other settlements which made making observations very difficult and a proposal to move the observatory was made. The observatory was moved to Babelsberg in 1913 (IAU observatory code 536).

Viktor vzMorskij on October 22, 2009

Случайно, не в этой обсерватории 23 сентября 1846 года Иоганном Галле и Генрихом дАррестом была найдена планета Нептун? ...хотя эта история значительно длиннее и интереснее!

Nadia Kushnir on October 22, 2009

Виктор, можно поискать в и-нете..... Попробую.

Nadia Kushnir on October 22, 2009

Meantime, Le Verrier by letter urged Berlin Observatory astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle to search with the observatory's refractor. Heinrich d'Arrest, a student at the observatory, suggested to Galle that they could compare a recently drawn chart of the sky in the region of Le Verrier's predicted location with the current sky to seek the displacement characteristic of a planet, as opposed to a fixed star. The very evening of the day of receipt of Le Verrier's letter on September 23, 1846, Neptune was discovered within 1° of where Le Verrier had predicted it to be, and about 12° from Adams' prediction. Challis later realized that he had observed the planet twice in August, failing to identify it owing to his casual approach to the work.

Nadia Kushnir on October 22, 2009

Вы правы, Виктор!

Viktor vzMorskij on October 23, 2009

Надежда, благодарю Вас! Виктор.

Boris Busorgin on December 1, 2009

В качестве компенсации ущерба, нанесенного Германией во время Второй Мировой войны 122 мм рефлектор производства фирмы Карл Цейс из Бабельсбергской обсерватории был вывезен в СССР.

Установлен он был в в Крымской астрофизической обсерватории в 1949 году.

По преданиям этот телескоп Гитлер хотел подарить Муссолини....

Nadia Kushnir on December 1, 2009

Да, * Борис*, об этом я знала, ..читала... Вот и увидела на прекрасной фотографии Тани! Война коснулась всего...(и не просто коснулась...)

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Nadia Kushnir
Qiryat Motzkin

Photo taken in Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 17C, 14482 Potsdam, Germany

Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 18, 2009
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Nadia Kushnir
    • Taken on 2009/09/09 21:38:59
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 40.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 1.00 EV
    • No flash