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observatorium (plural observatoria)
- (archaic or non-native speakers' English) An observatory.
- 1756, [Thomas] Nugent, “[[[Germany.] Chap. III. Journey from Hamburg to Copenhagen, and from thence to Gottenburg in Sweden.] Remarkable places in this journey.] VIII. Copenhagen.”, in The Grand Tour, or, A Journey through the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and France. […], 2nd edition, volume the second, London: […] D. Browne […], A[ndrew] Millar […], G. Hawkins […], W. Johnston […], and P. Davey and B. Law […], page 128:
- The obſervatorium, built by Chriſtian VI. in ſuch a manner that a coach and horſes may aſcend to the top; here they keep the public library, and Tycho Brahe’s mathematical inſtruments, eſpecially his famous celeſtial globes, which are three yards thick in diameter.
- 1850 June, “Germany.—Letter of Mr. Parker.”, in The Missionary Magazine, volume XXX, Boston, Mass.: The American Baptist Missionary Union, page 162, column 1:
- When all the persons whom br. O. had the purpose of visiting had been seen and he had done all he could for the Master, he visited the observatorium from the top of which there is a fine view of the surrounding country.
- 1869, August Wiegand, Grundriss der mathematischen Geographie. Für höhere Lehranstalten entworfen [Outline of Mathematical Geography. Designed for Higher Education Institutions], Halle: […] H. W. Schmidt, page 29:
- Astronomical observations made at the observatorium at Greenwich
- 1870, “The boundaries of Bokhara. Appearance of the country, climate, rivers, towns, and villages.”, in E[dward] F[rancis] Chapman, transl., edited by [Georg,] Baron von Meyendorf, A Journey from Orenburg to Bokhara in the Year 1820, Calcutta: […] [T]he Foreign Department Press, […], page 31:
- The tombs of these Timurs are still to be seen in Samarcand; they are made of jasper, but one seeks in vain for the traces of the observatoria of Olug Beg.
- 1871, Archibald Forbes, “From the New Year to the Armistice”, in My Experiences of the War between France and Germany, volume II, Leipzig: [Christian] Bernhard Tauchnitz, page 282:
- The Crown Prince, after three hours’ weary and bootless sojourn in the little room in the observatorium, returned to lunch and discontent.
- 1888, Duncan Campbell Francis Moodie, “Huguenot Memorial Day”, in The History of the Battles and Adventures of the British, the Boers, and the Zulus, &c., in Southern Africa from the Time of Pharaoh Necho, to 1880. […], volume I, Cape Town: Murray & St. Leger, […], page 60:
- The block will occupy a space of 46 feet by 48; on the ground floor there will be ten rooms, with an observatorium at the back; […]
- 1928, Albert Wilson, The Child of Circumstance: The Mystery of the Unborn, London: John Bale, Sons & Danielsson, Ltd. […], pages 15 and 219:
- A new treatment is on the way, namely, cleaning up the bodies, and restoring the glands to health. It has been tried in the observatoria in Belgium and Holland and has been begun in our asylums. […] They should be sent to remand homes, as is done abroad, conspicuously so at the observatoria in Holland and Belgium.
- 1954, Irene Eleanor Nagurski, Bolesław Prus: Some Aspects of His Positivism, University of California, Berkeley, page 56:
- He hoped to turn this daily newspaper into an "observatorium of the life of contemporary society."
- 1957, Rudolf Thiel, “The Sun King’s Republic of Scholars”, in Richard and Clara Winston, transl., And There Was Light: The Discovery of the Universe, New York, N.Y.: The New American Library, published 1960, book three (The Maturing Cosmology), pages 159–160:
- Yet with the Aid of my many Friends I hope that I may restore my Specula observatoria, and implore you, Most Illustrious Monarch who have so often manifested Royal Munificence toward me, to breathe by some further Token of your Generosity new Life into the Work which may still lie before me. […] The Sun King, Louis XIV, received the above missive from a man named Hevelius (originally Hewel), a beer brewer of Danzig.
- 1968, Indo-German Review: A Monthly Record of Cultural and Commercial Ties Between India and Germany, page 57:
- The city has a School of Art, big beautiful gardens, a mint, a state library, good educational institutions, among them a Sanskrit school, an observatorium, built at the beginning of the previous century, hospitals […]
- 1973 January–February, Margaret Martin, Charlotte Burrows, “Louisiana’s High-Flying Apollo School”, in American Education, volume 9, number 1, page 7, column 1:
- Matzke did not have an observatorium as Apollo does. On the other hand, Harper Elementary School, which was modeled on Apollo in nearby Webster Parish, not only built more glassed-in areas for large groups but drew on the Bossier school’s experience to do a more effective job of dealing with noise problems.
- 1973, Zoltán Schmidt, Slovakia: Geographical and Historical Outline to the Excursion Guides of the 10th Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association, Dionyz Stur’s Geological Institute, page 144:
- The university had the following faculties: theology, philosophy, medicine and law. Also an observatorium was established there by M. Hell.
- 1974, Inter Nationes. Sonderdienst, page 10:
- An observatorium was opened there in March 1969 and it has been decided to construct a telescope there by 1975.
- 1985, Information Note, International Network for Information in Science and Technology Education, Division of Science, Technical and Environmental Education:
- In Thailand, it was decided to develop further a science museum (including exhibitions, & planetarium, an observatorium, lectures, demonstrations, multimedia events, and computer-based information centre).
- 1989, J.C. d’Arnaud Gerkens, “Interpretation of Field Data”, in Foundation of Exploration Geophysics (Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics; 25), Elsevier, →ISBN, page 480:
- Correction for daily variations of the magnetic field. These variations are as an average 25–30γ, but may amount to 100γ and a correction is necessary. When no high accuracy is required we can use the graphs of daily variations published by the observatoria.
- 1992, N[ikolai] I[vanovich] Vavilov, translated by Doris Löve, Origin and Geography of Cultivated Plants [Origin and Geography of Cultivated Plants], Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 224:
- Before us, remarkable buildings, astronomical observatoria and an unusual knowledge of the calendar, as well as the original writings of the Mayans, rise up from these ruins.
- 2018, David Cahan, “In the Scientific Capitals of Europe”, in Helmholtz: A Life in Science, Chicago, Ill., London: The University of Chicago Press, →ISBN, part III (Scientific Grandee), page 595:
- Helmholtz replied that no definite decisions had yet been reached; that the Germans were discussing the establishment of an institute for precision mechanics, perhaps in association with an observatorium; and that he would eventually be involved in making some sort of judgment concerning the German institute.
Declension of observatorium
- IPA(key): /ˌɔp.sɛr.vaːˈtoː.ri.ʏm/, /ˌɔp.sər.vaːˈtoː.ri.ʏm/
- Hyphenation: ob‧ser‧va‧to‧ri‧um
- Rhymes: -oːriʏm
- observatory (specialised facility for astronomical observations)
- (astronomy) observatory: a place where stars, planets and other celestial bodies are observed, usually through a telescope; also place for observing meteorological or other natural phenomena.
- “observatorium” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Language Development and Fostering Agency — Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic Indonesia, 2016.
- “observatorium” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
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