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Hurbanovo Observatory, Slovakia

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Description

Geographical position 
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O’Gyalla Observatory (private observatory of Mikulás Konkoly-Thege),
now: Hurbanovo Observatory,
Komárnanská 247/134, 94701 Hurbanovo, Nitra, Slovakia

 

Location 
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Lat. 47° 52′ 23.9988″ N, long. 18° 11′ 29.0004″ E, elevation 115m above mean sea level.

 

IAU observatory code 
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Description of (scientific/cultural/natural) heritage 
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O’Gyalla Observatory (private observatory of Mik

Fig. 1. O’Gyalla Observatory (private observatory of Mikulás Konkoly-Thege)

 

History 
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Dr. Mikulás Konkoly-Thege dedicated all his property, house, garden and the equipment of the observatory to the state in 1899.

O’Gyalla Observatory (private observatory of Mik

Fig. 2. O’Gyalla Observatory (private observatory of Mikulás Konkoly-Thege)

 

State of preservation 
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The original still existing building was demolished and new built according to old plans.

 

Present use 
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Hurbanovo Observatory is now a public observatory and museum for astronomy, showing the legacy of Konkoly.

 

References

Bibliography (books and published articles) 
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  • Wolfschmidt, Gudrun: Gothard and Konkoly - national and international network of science. In: Conference on the 150th anniversary of Gothard’s birth, Gothard Observatory, Szombathely, Hungary, May 31 to June 2, 2007. Ed. by István Jankovics et al. Szombathely 2009.
  • Wolfschmidt, Gudrun: Nikolaus von Konkoly (1842-1916) als Begründer des Konkoly Observatoriums Budapest. In: Wolfschmidt, Gudrun (Hg.): Astronomisches Mäzenatentum. Nuncius Hamburgensis, Beiträge zur Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Band 11. Norderstedt: Books on Demand 2008, p. 82-109.
  • Wolfschmidt, Gudrun: Biographien: Nikolaus Konkoly-Thege (1842-1916). In: Hoffmann, Dieter; Laitko, Hubert und Staffan Müller-Wille (eds.): Lexikon der bedeutenden Naturwissenschaftler, Band 2 (F-Mei). Heidelberg, Berlin: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, München: Elsevier 2004, p. 332-334.
  • Wolfschmidt, Gudrun: The Pioneering Astrophysical Work of Miklós Thege Konkoly (1842-1916). In: Sterken, Christiaan; Hearnshaw, John (Hg.): 100 Years of Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics. Homage to Miklós Konkoly Thege (1842-1916). [Proceedings of the Konkoly meeting in Tihany/Hungary August 1999.] Brüssel: Vrije Universiteit 2001, p. 39-58.
  • Astronomical Instruments of the Era Konkoly in Respect to their Significance to Astrophysics. In: Vargha, Magda; Patkós, László; Tóth, Imre (Hg.): The Role of Miklós Konkoly Thege in the History of Astronomy in Hungary. Proceedings of the International Meeting ’’120th Anniversary of Konkoly Observatory’’ in Budapest, 5.-6. Sept. 1991. Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Science, Monographs No. 1, Budapest 1992, p. 69-82.

 

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