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On the highest point of Observatoriekullen (the Observatory Hill), boasting a panoramic view over the city, lies the old Stockholm Observatory. From here research within the fields of astronomy, meteorology and geography was conducted during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Today this building holds a museum, dedicated to the history of science, and run by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The museum tells us of the history of the building, and of some of the activities which have taken place here.

The foundations of the Observatory were laid down in 1748 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. This was to become their very first own building.

Several of Sweden?s most prominent scientists are associated with the Observatory. Here, you will meet some of the astronomers and explorers that have made Swedish research internationally renowned.

Address: Drottninggatan 120
Directions: The Observatory Museum (The Old Stockholm Observatory), Is situated on the Observatry hill. Take the Subway to Odenplan or Rådmansgatan. Buses to Odenplan: 40, 42, 65, 72, 2 and 4
Phone: +46(0)8-54548390
Website: http://www.observatoriet.kva.se

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  • Written Sep 9, 2008
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