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Museo della Specola presso INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo

Neighbourhood: Palazzo Reale
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Address: Piazza del Parlamento n. 1 | Palazzo dei Normanni, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 233247
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The Museo della Specola is located in the ancient “Specula Panormitana”...

The Museo della Specola is located in the ancient “Specula Panormitana” founded in 1790 by king Ferdinand I. It houses the historical heritage collected over the 200 years of scientific activity of the Palermo Observatory.The jewels of the collection are:The famous Ramsden's Circle, with which Giuseppe Piazzi discovered the first asteroid, Ceres, in 1801. The large Merz Equatorial Telescope, with which Pietro Tacchini made important solar spectroscopical

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Reviewed 15 May 2014
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