“Belgrade Astronomical Observatory is one of the oldest scientific institutions in Serbia and the only autonomous astronomical institute in Yugoslavia. Its past development forms an important part of the history of science and culture in these regions.” - by Dr Milan S. Dimitrijevic, Publ. Astron. Obs. Belgrade, 60 (1998),
It is located in the middle of Zvezdara forest which is one of the largest parks in Belgrade. The ambient of the Observatory’s complex is unique, but not well known by the citizens of this town. Unfortunately, because of the lack of funds the decay of pavilions is evident; nevertheless it gives this space a note of dreamy patina, combined with its elegance - this still is a perfect place for creative thinkers.
The telescope on photos is completely accurate, yet outdated for demand of today’s science. Although the Astronomical Observatory is working as a scientific institute, it also is a place of heritage.
If you have a chance to visit Observatory, do not miss it. It might appear as a time machine, but it definitely is more than that.
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