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Observatories that I have visited:
Tamm's Observatory, Sweden


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  1. Tamm's Observatory, building no 1
  2. Tamm's Observatory, building no 2
  3. Tamm's Observatory, building no 3

1: Tamm's Observatory, building no 1

Some days strange things happens. This day we was out in the forest close to Bålsta in middle of Sweden to hunt for the ancient history of Sweden. We found what we looking for, but on the road to this forest we also got a sign in front of our eyes, "Kvistaberg's Observatory", or Tamm's Observatory. I know about this observatory and it was not long ago I translated a text where this observatory was mentioned: Sweden's old observatories. But we didn't expect to find it here.


Tamm's Observatory at Bålsta, Sweden

Nils Tamm who built his first observatory 1919 at Kvistaberg, at his private land and home. I think it's a private house even today. Nils studied math and astronomy 1899 to 1903 at Uppsala University, but later his interest for art took over. Still he was very interest in astronomy.

More about Nils Tamm, only in Swedish:


Observatory building no 1:

Tamm's Observatory at Bålsta, Sweden

Above the villa up on the hill there are three observatories. The one closest is the newest and that one is built by Uppsala Observatory.


Tamm's Observatory at Bålsta, Sweden

Nils Tamm gave the land as a donation to Uppsala University 1944 and they built this observatory. It house the second biggest Schmidt-telescope in the world, 100/135 cm.


Tamm's Observatory at Bålsta, Sweden

At bottom floor it has rooms for the astronomers.


Tamm's Observatory at Bålsta, Sweden

The entrance to the observatory.


Tamm's Observatory at Bålsta, Sweden

A sign tell us that this brick comes from Tycho Brahe's castle / observatory Uranienborg at the Danish island Hven.


Tamm's Observatory at Bålsta, Sweden

A view from above with the lake Mälaren in the background.


Tamm's Observatory at Bålsta, Sweden

We continue and climb up the hill to the next observatory.

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