First newspaper article about the building of the observatory in 1960
News paper articles from the Zdanice Observatory archive. Starting in 1960 until 1989.
It must have been a famous observatory at that time.
Artist impression of the observatory
The observatory was build by the local community
The finished observatory without the hotel.
About 15.000 people a year spend the night in the hotel. A special rail road was build to Zdanice. The observatory was famous for the research of variable and double stars. A lot of visitors came from the USSR.
1986 Observatory and hotel
The 3 domes of the two refractors and the later added planetarium
The domes of the 20cm refractor and the planetarium
The 20cm f:15 Gajdusek-Kozelsky refractor? Now in our warehouse.
1961 the process of the building of the observatory
The 16cm Gajdusek-Kozelsky refractor