Obserwatorium Astronomiczne, Wrocław, Lower Silesia, Poland

The current observatory location is not the first place in the history of Wroclaw science, where scientists viewed the stars. First there was the – now known mainly as a vantage point – Mathematical Tower. At the beginning of the observations were carried out occasionally. It was only thanks to Professor Anton Jungnitza Longinus, who in the years 1790-1791 there arranged an observatory, Wroclaw born academic astronomy. The main instrument of the observatory was then determined in the meridional line on the floor of the tower. She was accompanied by a gnomon, one of the oldest and simplest astronomical instruments. 17 meridian lines can be seen in the tower today.

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