The Astronomical Observatory of the University of Valencia was founded around 1909. It is the oldest university observatory still active in Spain. It has gathered a number of astronomical and educational instruments during its more than 100 years. Some of them are shown at the Observatory’s permanent exhibition.
Part of the collection (left) and the 1909 Grubb refractor (right)
The newest addition has been a fragment from a solar array from the Space Hubble telescope that we won during the ESA Hubble Contest that celebrated the 25th anniversary of the telescope.