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Hevelius Observatory in Danzig (Gdansk), circa 1640

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Johannes Hevelius, a 17th-century astronomer, had a rooftop observatory in Danzig (today’s Gdansk, Poland).

In this image, we see both Hevelius’ rooftop and the Danzig skyline as it appeared when Hevelius lived in the town.


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Image online via Museum of the History of Science at Oxford University.

 

 

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