Fabra Observatory

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Observatori Fabra)
Jump to: navigation, search
Fabra Observatory
Observatori Fabra - Vista des del Tibidabo - 1.jpg
Alternative names Observatorio Fabra Edit this at Wikidata
Named after Camil Fabra i Fontanills Edit this on Wikidata
Location(s) Barcelona, Spain Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 41°25′06″N 2°07′27″E / 41.4183°N 2.1242°E / 41.4183; 2.1242Coordinates: 41°25′06″N 2°07′27″E / 41.4183°N 2.1242°E / 41.4183; 2.1242 Edit this at Wikidata
Observatory code 006 Edit this on Wikidata
Telescope style observatory Edit this on Wikidata
Website www.fabra.cat Edit this at Wikidata
Fabra Observatory is located in Spain
Fabra Observatory
Location of Fabra Observatory
Fabra Observatory in Collserola.

The Fabra Observatory (Catalan: Observatori Fabra, IPA: [upsərβəˈtɔɾi ˈfaβɾə]) is an astronomical observatory located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain pointed towards the south at 415 metres above sea level (latitude: 41,4184° N; longitude: 2,1239° E).

It was established in 1904 and belongs to the Royal Academy of Science and Arts of Barcelona (Catalan: Reial Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts de Barcelona). Its main activity is the study of asteroids and comets. It is the fourth most ancient observatory in the world that is still functioning.

It is where the comet 32P/Comas Solà was discovered by Josep Comas Solà.

Mailhat refractor from 1904

See also[edit]

External links[edit]