INAF Brera Astronomical Observatory, Milan

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The Brera Observatory is an astronomical observatory in the Brera district of Milan, Italy. It was built in the historic Palazzo Brera in 1764 by the Jesuit astronomer Ruggero Boscovich. Following the suppression of the Jesuits by Clement XIV on 21 July 1773, the palace and the observatory passed to the then rulers of northern Italy, the Austrian Habsburg dynasty. The observatory has since remained under state control.
In 1862, The Government of Italy funded the purchase of a 218mm Merz Equatorial Refracting Telescope that was ordered to the German constructor Georg Merz, in 1862.
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  • Amazing collection of astronomical instruments guided by one of the astronomers actually working on the institution
  • Excellent Astronomy made in Italy

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