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beautiful Sphinx Observatory, Bern Valais, Switzerland.

This dome structure is on the top of Jungfrau in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland and it’s one of the highest working astronomical observatories in the world, as well as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Sphinx Observatory, dedicated to research. It is situated in Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

Sphinx Observatory, dedicated to research. It is situated in Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

Most Amazing Observatories: Most beautiful houses in the world

"Sphinx Observatory is an observatory located on Jungfraujoch in Switzerland. The mountain top has been hollowed to fit an elevator that leads to the observatory from the train station and ice Palace.

Уникальная обсерватория «Sphynx» в Швейцарских Альпах

Уникальная обсерватория «Sphynx» в Швейцарских Альпах

Engstlen Lake, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland-LCCN2001702417 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Window boxes, Bern, Switzerland

Window boxes, Bern, Switzerland

(image via: Thad Ligon)  You’d be forgiven for mistaking the silently rusting observatory above for just another silo, being that it’s situated smack dab in the middle of Illinois farm country. We’re not forgiving the anonymous observatory builder, however, who thought flat, moist, mid-western pastures were an ideal location for a sensitive astronomical instrument typically sited in deserts or mountaintops.

Prairie Observatory, Oakland Illinois, From Wikipedia: "Small observatory formerly used by the University of Illinois Astronomy Department. This facility was in operation from 1968 until The observatory is located adjacent to Walnut Point State Park.

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