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Urania Observatory

Uraniasternwarte

 
 
Uraniasternwarte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2013
1. Uraniasternwarte Marker
Inscription. 1905-1907 von Gustav Gull (1858-1942) errichtet. Bauherrschaft des wohnund geschäftshauses war die private genossenschaft << Urania >>, welche auch die volkssternwarte betrieb.
Seit 1936 wird die sternwarte von der volkshochschule des kantons Zürich betreut.
Unter denkmalschutz seit 1989

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Urania Observatory

1905-1907 erected by Gustav Gull (1858-1942). Building owner of the residential and commercial building was the private cooperative << Urania >> , which also ran the national observatory.
Since 1936 the observatory of the volkshochschule of the canton of Zurich is supervised.
Under monument protection since 1989
 
Location. 47° 22.468′ N, 8° 32.345′ E. Marker is in Zurich, Zurich. Marker is on Uraniastrasse, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Uraniastrasse 11, Zurich 8001, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bienenhof (here, next to this marker); Zur Trülle (within shouting distance of this marker); Fountain from Paris (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Grave stone of Lucius Aelius Urbicus
Uraniasternwarte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2013
2. Uraniasternwarte Marker
The marker is below the Max Shoes sign.
(about 210 meters away); Pfeife (about 240 meters away); Zur Hoffnung (about 240 meters away); Kezinstürli (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Erzberg (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zurich.
 
Additional keywords. astronomy
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Urania Observatory image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2013
3. Urania Observatory
Note the observatory on top of the tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on August 4, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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