observatory observatory  /əb ˈzɜr və ˌtɔ ri/


  1. (n) a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena
  2. (n) a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings


  1. A big astronomical observatory, perched serenely on its remote mountain top and housing almost priceless equipment and records, should beand isamong the safest places in the.
  2. Better protection is given the observatory's sensitive equipment.
  3. Harvard's new observatory will contain a 61-in.


  1. Weather Talk: NH observatory offers way to experience wild weather

    In addition to holding the world record for any non-tornado wind speed at 231 mph, New Hampshire's Mount Washington Observatory is well known for having the worst winter weather of any regular weather recording station in the Lower 48.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Fargo Forum

  2. Portland Observatory has free admission Friday

    Admission to the historic Portland Observatory on Congress Street will be free on Friday (June 14) in honor of Flag Day.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald

  3. JETS Observatory to offer public viewing Saturday

    FREEPORT — The JETS Observatory on Park Hills Golf Course, 3240 W. Stephenson St., Freeport, will be open for public viewing at 8 p.m. Saturday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Journal-Standard

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  1. "This is a tragic sunrise," City Councilman Tom LaBonge said while surveying the damage. "You look right there and you'd think you were at the observatory looking at Mars."
    on May 9, 2007 By: Tom LaBonge Source: Forbes

  2. "Discovering these five planets took us 18 years of continuous observations at Lick Observatory, starting before any extrasolar planets were known anywhere in the universe," Marcy said in a NASA announcement. "But finding five extrasolar...
    on Nov 6, 2007 By: Geoffrey Marcy Source: MSNBC

  3. "Taqī al-Dīn's observatory was razed to the ground by a squad of Janissaries, by order of the sultan, on the recommendation of the Chief Mufti," Bernard Lewis writes in his book What Went Wrong? "This observatory had many predecessors in...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bernard Lewis Source: National Review Online

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