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The 150th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Observatory in Hurbanovo Issue number
742
Date of issue
21.05.2021
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0.75 €
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0.75 €

     The observatory at Hurbanovo (up to 1947 Stará Ďala, Hungarian: Ógyalla), can be considered as the cradle of modern astronomy in Hungary and later Czechoslovakia. It was established as a private observatory by Dr. Miklós Konkoly-Thege in 1871. His primary goal was to create a modern astronomical centre to make observations at a high scientific level. He was an exceptionally talented scientist and manager which allowed him, in only a few years, to turn the small private observatory into a world-class scientific workplace.      The observatory has gone through three stages of development. The first of them took place from...

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