Commission C4 WG Classical Observatories from the Renaissance to the 20th Century


Advance the WHL nomination project “Route of astronomical observatories", which focuses on the possible serial (multi-site) nomination of a number of classical observatories in European countries and their former colonies or other observatories abroad, connected by scientific cooperations. WG membership would include representation from UNESCO (Anna Sidorenko) and ICOMOS (Michel Cotte).


Working Group Members (5)


Commission C4 World Heritage and Astronomy

Gudrun B. E. Wolfschmidt

Hamburg University, Center for history of science and technology
Department of Physics, Hamburg Observatory
Bundesstr 55 Geomatikum
D-20146 Hamburg

Phone: +49 040-42838 5262
Email 1: gudrunwolfschmidtuni-hamburgde
Email 2: gwolfschphysnetuni-hamburgde
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NCA adherence: Germany

Last updated:
February 9, 2019

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