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Astronomical Heritage Finder

The Astronomical Heritage Finder is available either as a map or as a list. To narrow down the search results, please use the filters below, including at least one of the four lists (AWHI, UNESCO, IAU, PC2S). Learn more about filtering on the HowTo filter page.

Include the following listsThe Heritage Finder combines different lists of Astronomical Heritage
Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative - Case studies Sites which are also recognised as UNESCO World Heritage List entries IAU Outstanding Astronomical Heritage List Places connected to the Sky - submitted by our global community
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  1. tangible immovable
  2. tangible movable
  3. intangible
  4. dark skies
  5. cultural-natural mixed
  6. select all (default)
  1. Property connected with astronomy
  2. Astronomical artefact
  3. Astronomical observatory
  4. Astronomical instrument
  5. Astronomical archive
  6. Starlight Reserve
  7. Starlight Oasis
  8. Indigenous beliefs
  9. Calendars
  10. Astronomical theories
  11. Astronomical calculations
  12. select all (default)
  1. Earlier prehistory
  2. Later prehistoric Europe
  3. Pre-Columbian America
  4. Indigenous uses of Astronomy
  5. Ancient and medieval Far East
  6. India
  7. Mesopotamia and the Middle East
  8. Ancient Egypt
  9. The Classical World
  10. Islamic astronomy
  11. Medieval astronomy in Europe
  12. Astronomy from the Renaissance to the mid-twentieth century
  13. The development of radio astronomy
  14. Applied astronomy in modern times
  15. Space Heritage
  16. Windows to the universe: Starlight, dark-sky areas and observatory sites
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Astronomical Heritage Finder - the List

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Astronomical Rock Panels in the Lascaux Cave, France - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 5 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Stonehenge World Heritage Property, United Kingdom - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 6 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Stone Circles at Odry, Poland - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 8 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Boca de Potrerillos, Mexico - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 9 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Caguana, Puerto Rico - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 10 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Chankillo, Peru - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 11 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Viña del Cerro, Chile - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 12 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Navajo star ceilings, USA - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 13 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Atituiti Ruga, French Polynesia - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 14 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Wurdi Youang, Australia - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 15 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Taosi observatory, China - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 16 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Dengfeng observatory, China - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 17 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Beijing ancient observatory, China - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 18 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Cheomseongdae observatory, Republic of Korea - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 19 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Jantar Mantar at Jaipur, India - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 20 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Tomb of Senenmut at Western Thebes, Egypt - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 21 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Temple of Amun at Karnak, Egypt - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 22 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Temple of Hathor at Dandara, Egypt - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 23 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The pyramids of Giza and related buildings, Egypt - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 24 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Napata, Sudan (including Djebel Barkal and Nuri) - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 25 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Pnyx, Athens, Greece - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 26 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Acropolis of Alatri, Italy - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 27 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Pantheon, Rome, Italy - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 28 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Maragheh observatory, Iran - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 29 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Ulugh Beg‘s observatory, Uzbekistan - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 30 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Monkwearmouth-Jarrow, United Kingdom (multiple locations) - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 31 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Baptistery of Parma, Italy - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 32 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Strasbourg Cathedral, France, and astronomical time - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 33 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Royal Observatory, Greenwich, United Kingdom - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 34 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, Republic of South Africa - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 35 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Meudon observatory, France - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 36 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Mount Wilson observatory, USA - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 37 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Einstein Tower, Potsdam, Germany - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 38 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Stockert radio telescope, Germany - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 39 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Struve geodetic arc (multiple locations in ten countries) - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 40 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   dark skies
Lake Tekapo - Aoraki - Mount Cook Starlight Reserve, New Zealand - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 41 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   dark skies
Eastern Alpine and Großmugl starlight areas (multiple locations) - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 42 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   cultural-natural mixed
AURA Observatory, Chile (multiple locations) - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 43 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   cultural-natural mixed
Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii, USA - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 44 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   cultural-natural mixed
Canarian observatories, Spain (multiple locations) - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 45 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Astronomical timing of irrigation in Oman - Full Description (IAU Extended Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 46 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Stonehenge World Heritage Property, United Kingdom - Full Description (IAU Extended Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 49 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Seven-stone Antas, Portugal/Spain (multiple locations) - Full Description (IAU Extended Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 50 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Chankillo, Peru - Full Description (IAU Extended Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 51 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, Republic of South Africa - Full Description (IAU Extended Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 52 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   dark skies
Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, New Zealand - Full Description (IAU Extended Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 53 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Stonehenge World Heritage Property, United Kingdom - UNESCO World Heritage List
Casestudy ID: 58 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   cultural-natural mixed
Windows to the Universe (multiple locations) - Full Description (IAU Extended Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 59 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Astronomical Rock Panels in the Lascaux Cave, France - UNESCO World Heritage List
Casestudy ID: 60 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Dengfeng observatory, China - UNESCO World Heritage List
Casestudy ID: 61 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Jantar Mantar at Jaipur, India - UNESCO World Heritage List
Casestudy ID: 62 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Temple of Amun at Karnak, Egypt - UNESCO World Heritage List
Casestudy ID: 63 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The pyramids of Giza and related buildings, Egypt - UNESCO World Heritage List
Casestudy ID: 64 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Napata, Sudan (including Djebel Barkal and Nuri) - UNESCO World Heritage List
Casestudy ID: 65 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Pantheon, Rome, Italy - UNESCO World Heritage List
Casestudy ID: 66 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Ulugh Beg's observatory, Uzbekistan - UNESCO World Heritage List
Casestudy ID: 67 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Strasbourg Cathedral, France, and astronomical time - UNESCO World Heritage List
Casestudy ID: 68 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Royal Observatory, Greenwich, United Kingdom - UNESCO World Heritage List
Casestudy ID: 69 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
The Struve geodetic arc (multiple locations in ten countries) - UNESCO World Heritage List
Casestudy ID: 70 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Observatoire de Paris, France - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 71 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Observatoire de Paris, France - Full Description (IAU Extended Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 72 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, Australia - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 73 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Chankillo, Peru - UNESCO National tentative list
Casestudy ID: 75 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Pic du Midi de Bigorre Observatory, France - Full Description (IAU Extended Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 76 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Risco Caído and the sacred mountains of Gran Canaria, Spain - Full Description (IAU Extended Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 77 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Jodrell Bank Observatory, United Kingdom - UNESCO World Heritage List
Casestudy ID: 78 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
University of Illinois Observatory, USA - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 79 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 82 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible movable
The Thaïs Bone, France - Movable object Description (AWHI webportal format)
Casestudy ID: 83 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible movable
The Decorated Plate of the Geißenklösterle, Germany - Movable object Description (AWHI webportal format)
Casestudy ID: 84 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible movable
The Ishango Bone, Democratic Republic of the Congo - Movable object Description (AWHI webportal format)
Casestudy ID: 85 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   dark skies
Eastern Alpine and Großmugl starlight areas (multiple locations) - Full Description (IAU Extended Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 87 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Tower of the Winds, Greece - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 90 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria, Spain - UNESCO World Heritage List
Casestudy ID: 91 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Central Astronomical Observatory at Pulkovo, Russian Federation - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 93 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   cultural-natural mixed
Hortobágy Puszta and astronomy in shepherding practices - Short Description (ICOMOS-IAU Case Study format)
Casestudy ID: 95 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible movable
Nebra Sky Disc — Bronze Age representation of the sky, Germany - Movable object Description (AWHI webportal format)
Casestudy ID: 96 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Seeberg Observatory, Germany - IAU - Outstanding Astronomical Heritage Description
Casestudy ID: 97 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Nuremberg castle observatory, Germany - IAU - Outstanding Astronomical Heritage Description
Casestudy ID: 99 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Uraniborg and Stellaeburgum, Sweden - IAU - Outstanding Astronomical Heritage Description
Casestudy ID: 100 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Lilienthal Observatory, Germany - IAU - Outstanding Astronomical Heritage Description
Casestudy ID: 104 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Bonn Observatory, Germany - IAU - Outstanding Astronomical Heritage Description
Casestudy ID: 114 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
La Plata Astronomical Observatory, Argentina - IAU - Outstanding Astronomical Heritage Description
Casestudy ID: 122 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Kuffner Observatory, Austria - Place connected to the Sky
Place ID: 1 , serial ID: 1

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Eschenberg Observatory, Switzerland - Place connected to the Sky
Place ID: 2 , serial ID: 2

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Otford Solar System - Place connected to the Sky
Place ID: 5 , serial ID: 5

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Point Venus, French Polynesia - Place connected to the Sky
Place ID: 7 , serial ID: 7

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Stonehenge Aotearoa, New Zealand - Place connected to the Sky
Place ID: 10 , serial ID: 10

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Aiello del Friuli, village of sundials, Italy - Place connected to the Sky
Place ID: 12 , serial ID: 12

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Coats Observatory, Scotland - Place connected to the Sky
Place ID: 13 , serial ID: 13

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Hubelmatt Observatory, Switzerland - Place connected to the Sky
Place ID: 14 , serial ID: 14

Category of Astronomical Heritage :   tangible immovable
Hoa Lac, Vietnam - Place connected to the Sky
Place ID: 15 , serial ID: 15

Astronomical Heritage Finder - Legend

    Colours represent categories of astronomical heritage
  • Cultural - Tangible - Fixed
  • Cultural - Tangible - Movable
  • Cultural - Intangible
  • Cultural - Natural - Mixed
  • Natural - Dark Skies
  • Places connected to the Sky
    Shapes in relation to serial case studies
  • General description (main node)
  • Other nodes within the series

    Sizes represent different lists of Astronomical Heritage
  • AWHI, UNESCO, IAU lists
  • Places connected to the Sky