Astronomical Observatory of St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences

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Astronomical Observatory of St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences - one of the first Russian astronomical observatories founded in 1725 on the upper floors of the Kunstkammer.

Officially opening the observatory took place in 1735, and then it was called the Astronomical Observatory and the Geography Department at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. The observatory occupied three floors of the tower of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. Known to every citizen of St. Petersburg, Kunstkammer was the main observatory of the Academy of Sciences in time of M. Lomonosov. He observed Venus transit across the sunny disk just from this observatory. And that is why M. Lomonosov was able to open the atmosphere on this planet.

  • Address: St. Petersburg, Universitetskaya naberezhnaya, 3
  • Working time:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00 - 18:00
    Saturday - Sunday: Free
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