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The transit circle of the castle-observatory of Abbadia



the North side of the castle and the observatory
Credit : JEA 

The castle-observatory of Abbadia was built for a scientific purpose. It's an astronomical observatory that has been running for almost one century and that has provided the scientific community with results that are still used today. The astronomical instrument used for observations is a transit circle telescope. Its recent renovation shows how one observes and what can be observed with this instrument. Specific tours focusing on astronomy practiced in Abbadia are organized regularly.