Arcetri Observatory

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Arcetri Observatory
Osservatorio di arcetri, planetario 01.JPG
Code 030
Location Arcetri, Italy
Coordinates 43°45′02″N 11°15′16″E / 43.750595°N 11.254426°E / 43.750595; 11.254426Coordinates: 43°45′02″N 11°15′16″E / 43.750595°N 11.254426°E / 43.750595; 11.254426
Website www.arcetri.astro.it
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The Arcetri Observatory (Italian: Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri) is an astrophysical observatory located in the hilly area of Arcetri on the outskirts of Florence, Italy. It is located close to Villa Il Gioiello, the residence of Galileo Galilei from 1631 to 1642. Observatory staff carry out theoretical and observational astronomy as well as designing and constructing astronomical instrumentation. The observatory has been heavily involved with the following instrumentation projects:

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