Sonneberg Observatory

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Sonneberg Observatory in 2012

Sonneberg Observatory (German: Sternwarte Sonneberg) is an astronomical observatory and was formerly an institute of the Academy of Science in the German Democratic Republic. It was founded in 1925 by Cuno Hoffmeister and is located in Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany. The Sonneberg Observatory has one of the world's largest collections of photographic plates in its museum of astronomy.[1]

The observatory in 1935


  1. ^ "Museum for Astronomy". Astronomiemuseum der Sternwarte Sonneber (in German). Retrieved 2 September 2015. 

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Coordinates: 50°22′38″N 11°11′23″E / 50.37722°N 11.18972°E / 50.37722; 11.18972