Observatory

A building designed for observing natural phenomena, especially the stars and weather.

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observatories
observatory
observatoria Dutch
observatorium Dutch
observatietoren Dutch
observatietorens Dutch
sterrenwacht Dutch
sterrenwachten Dutch
observatorios Spanish
observatorio Spanish
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Buildings or parts of buildings set apart for, and equipped with instruments for making, observations of natural phenomena, typically astronomical, meteorological, or geophysical phenomena.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007680. The J. Paul Getty Trust.