Arcetri Observatory


Arcetri Observatory
Osservatorio di arcetri, planetario 01.JPG
Observatory code 030 Edit this on Wikidata
LocationArcetri, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Coordinates43°45′02″N 11°15′16″E / 43.750595°N 11.254426°E / 43.750595; 11.254426Coordinates: 43°45′02″N 11°15′16″E / 43.750595°N 11.254426°E / 43.750595; 11.254426 Edit this at Wikidata
Arcetri Observatory is located in Italy
Arcetri Observatory
Location of Arcetri Observatory
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The Arcetri Observatory (Italian: Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri) is an astrophysical observatory located in the hilly area of Arcetri on the outskirts of Florence, Italy. It is located close to Villa Il Gioiello, the residence of Galileo Galilei from 1631 to 1642. Observatory staff carry out theoretical and observational astronomy as well as designing and constructing astronomical instrumentation. The observatory has been heavily involved with the following instrumentation projects:

See also

External links

  • Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri English website
  • The observatory on Google maps