Athens National Observatory

Athens National Observatory

Vassilis Papoulias
The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) (Greek: Εθνικό Αστεροσκοπείο Αθηνών) is a research institute in Athens, Greece. Founded in 1842, it is the oldest research foundation in Greece, as it was the first scientific research institute built after Greece became independent in 1829, and one of the oldest research institutes in Southern Europe. The building, known as Sinas building, was based on a project presented by Eduard Schaubert and designed by the Danish architect Theophil Hansen, it was the first building of the later famous Hansen. The cross-like neoclassic building has its sides oriented toward the four directions of the horizon. There is a small dome for a telescope in the center of the construction. The building was completed in 1846. #academy #acropolis #art #Athens #classic #Europe #Greece #lab #neoclassical #observatory #parthenon #planet #science #telescope #temple #university
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