Lund Observatory

department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Historic Pictures

The first recorded observatory in Lund was built in 1672 by astronomy professor Anders Spole, the grandfather of Anders Celsius. Spole's observatory was destroyed in 1676 during the Battle of Lund. Lund Observatory was founded in 1749 with an observatory in the round tower in the University building in LundagÄrd.

The Observatory's first decicated building was built in 1867, and is located in a cultural-heritage protected observatory park just outside the medieval city boundaries. Lund Observatory moved from the observatory park to its current location at Sölvegatan 27 in 2000. A more detailed history of Lund Observatory can be found here.


Lund Observatory, newly built, 1867. Wooden edging by Helgo Zettervall.


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