Collection of Astronomical Instruments

Main content

The Collection of Astronomical Instruments contains historical instruments from the former Eidgenössische Sternwarte in Zurich.

Extent

Approximately 300 objects

Holdings

  • Geodetical measuring instruments
  • Timepieces
  • Astronomical and optical equipment
  • Mathematical models

Relevance of research and Public

The Collection of Astronomical Instruments provides a resource for science-historical research in the natural sciences, the history of astronomy in Zurich and instrument research. It can be used as visual material in teaching and showcased to the general public on tours. 

Use of the archive / online presence

 
 
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