Definition of Observatory. Meaning of Observatory. Synonyms of Observatory

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Definition of Observatory

Observatory
Observatory Ob*serv"a*to*ry, n.; pl. Observatories. [Cf. F. observatoire.] 1. A place or building for making observations on the heavenly bodies. The new observatory in Greenwich Park. --Evelyn. 2. A building fitted with instruments for making systematic observations of any particular class or series of natural phenomena. 3. A place, as an elevated chamber, from which a view may be observed or commanded. 4. (Mil.) A lookout on a flank of a battery whence an officer can note the range and effect of the fire. --Farrow.

Meaning of Observatory from wikipedia

- An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events. Astronomy, climatology/meteorology, geophysical, oceanography and volcanology...
- The Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park...
- The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in the muni****lity of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. As of 2018, the observatory is operated by University of Central...
- The Vatican Observatory (Italian: Specola Vaticana) is an astronomical research and educational institution supported by the Holy See. Originally based...
- This is a list of observatory codes (IAU codes or MPC codes) published by the Minor Planet Center. For a detailed description, see observations of small...
- Teide Observatory (Spanish: Observatorio del Teide), IAU code 954, is an astronomical observatory on Mount Teide at 2,390 metres (7,840 ft), located on...
- The Parkes Observatory (also known informally as "The Dish") is a radio telescope observatory, located 20 kilometres north of the town of Parkes, New South...
- Number One Observatory Circle is the official residence of the vice president of the United States. Located on the northeast grounds of the U.S. Naval...
- The Lick Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the University of California. It is situated on the summit of Mount Hamilton...
- An airborne observatory is an airplane, airship, or balloon with an astronomical telescope. By carrying the telescope to a sufficiently high altitude...
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