Brera Astronomical Observatory

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Brera Astronomical Observatory
Brera - cupole.jpg
(ca. 1886-1890)
Alternative names osservatorio astronomico di Brera Edit this at Wikidata
Observatory code 027 Edit this on Wikidata
Location Brera district of Milan, Italy
Coordinates 45°28′17″N 9°11′22″E / 45.4714°N 9.1894°E / 45.4714; 9.1894Coordinates: 45°28′17″N 9°11′22″E / 45.4714°N 9.1894°E / 45.4714; 9.1894
Website www.brera.inaf.it Edit this at Wikidata
Telescopes Merate Astronomical Observatory Edit this on Wikidata
Brera Astronomical Observatory is located in Italy
Brera Astronomical Observatory
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The Brera Observatory (Italian: Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera) is an astronomical observatory in the Brera district of Milan, Italy. It was built in the historic Palazzo Brera in 1764 by the Jesuit astronomer Ruggero Boscovich.[1] Following the suppression of the Jesuits by Clement XIV on 21 July 1773, the palace and the observatory passed to the then rulers of northern Italy, the Austrian Habsburg dynasty.[2] The observatory has since remained under state control.

Original wooden model of the Brera Astronomical Observatory exhibited at Museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milan.

In 1862, The Government of Italy funded the purchase of a 218mm Merz Equatorial Refracting Telescope that was ordered to the German constructor Georg Merz, in 1862.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mario Carpino (2010). Breve storia dell'Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera attraverso i suoi strumenti (in Italian). Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera. Accessed July 2015.
  2. ^ Giuseppe Schio (1930). Brera (in Italian). Enciclopedia Italiana. Roma: Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana. Accessed July 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.brera.unimi.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=75&Itemid=137&lang=en Brera Astronomical Observatory, refracting telescope that was ordered to the German constructor Georg Merz (1793-1867), in 1862.
  4. ^ Bernagozzi, Andrea; Testa, Antonella; Tucci, Pasquale (2004). "Observing Mars with Schiaparelli's telescope". 545: 157. Bibcode:2004ESASP.545..157B. In 1862, The Government of Italy funded the purchase of a 218mm Merz Equatorial Refracting Telescope for the Brera Astronomical Observatory