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The interesting yellow building sitting up on the Dome Hill is Tartu Observatory. It was built in the early part of the 19th century and found world fame in 1824 for having the world's largest telescope. The telescope is still housed here. Although not now in mainstream use, it is an interesting part of astronomical history.

Address: Toomemägi
Directions: Dome Hill
Phone: +372 7 376 932
Website: http://www.ahhaa.ee

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  • Written Jan 7, 2004
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