The Astronomical Observatory’s Museum

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.

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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.