The present e-book acquaints the reader with the Tartu Observatory – its history of construction, the telescopes used there, the peak times of Estonian astronomy, and other branches of science connected to the 200-years old observatory.

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    Authors:
  • Olga Heinloo (Seismology)
  • Jaak Jaaniste (Telescopes)
  • Leili Kriis (Telescopes)
  • Virge Lell (Senff)
  • Lea Leppik (Dome Hill, Struve Family Tree, Employees, Tartu Astronomers in the World, Huth, Riives, Keres)
  • Terje Lõbu (Clausen, Schwarz)
  • Urmet Paloveer (Rootsmäe, Kipper)
  • Toomas Pung (Meteorology, Mädler, Levitski, Pokrovski, photos)
  • Jüri Randjärv, Karin Kollo (Geodesy)
  • Sirje Sisask (Schoenberg)
  • Eerik Tago (Peak Times of Estonian Astronomy)
  • Imbi Tehver (Physicists)
  • Pekka Tätilä (Struve Arc in World Heritage of UNESCO)
  • Eda Tursk (History of Construction)
  • Tõnu Tuvikene (Time Service, Astronomy Club)
  • Viljar Valder (Pfaff, Struve, photos)
    In the design the painting from Harri Pudersell „Tartu tähetorn“ (1982) has been used (TÜAM)
  • Reviewer: Tõnu Viik
  • Editor: Lea Leppik
  • Translation: Mall Tamm
  • Designer: Katrin Sarapuu
  • Technical production: Pärt Erikson
  • Regio map: Markus Untera
  • ISBN 978-9985-4-0590-1
  • The work was done at the University of Tartu History Museum
  • The project was supported from UNESCO participation program
  • Project manager: Reet Mägi
    Gratitude to supporters:
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst
  • Deutsches Museum, München
  • Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz
  • Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam
  • Bibliothek der Hamburger Sternwarte (Bergedorf)
  • National Land Survey of Finland
  • Ulrich Heber, Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte, Astronomical Institute of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Wolfgang Feck-Jao, Institut für Meteorologie Universität Leipzig
  • Reinhold Häfner, Universitäts-Sternwarte München
  • Estonian Historical Archives
  • AS Regio
  • University of Tartu Library
  • Astronomy club
  • Science centre AHHAA
  • Jaan Pelt, Andres Tennus, Aadu Must, Maarja Roosi, Helle Lilleorg, Helle Jaaniste
    Abbreviations:
  • DM – Deutsches Museum, München
  • EAA – Estonian Historical Archives
  • EFA – Estonian Film Archives
  • LVVA – Latvian State Historical Archives
  • RR – Estonian National Library
  • TAIP – Publications of the Tartu Observatory (Tartu Astrofüüsika instituudi publikatsioonid)
  • TO – Virtual Museum of the Tartu Observatory
  • TÜAM – University of Tartu History Museum
  • TÜR – University of Tartu Library