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The transit circle of the castle-observatory of Abbadia

History of the observatory


the first project of observatory
Credit : Archives Abbadia 

Why such an "observatory-castle" at Abbadia? This project stared at the end of the XIXth century and was due to one man: Antoine d'Abbadie, scientist and sponsor. He will build the observatory, accompany the astronomers in their work and be at the forefront of the technique for astronomical observations. You will find in the present site information on: