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ob·ser·va·to·ry

 (əb-zûr′və-tôr′ē)
n. pl. ob·ser·va·to·ries
1. A building, place, or institution designed and equipped for making observations of astronomical, meteorological, or other natural phenomena.
2. A structure overlooking an extensive view.

[French observatoire (influenced by conservatory), from observer, to observe, from Old French; see observe.]

observatory

(əbˈzɜːvətərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Astronomy) an institution or building specially designed and equipped for observing meteorological and astronomical phenomena
2. any building or structure providing an extensive view of its surroundings

ob•serv•a•to•ry

(əbˈzɜr vəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a place used for making observations of astronomical or other natural phenomena, esp. a place equipped with a powerful telescope for observing the planets and stars.
2. a place or structure that provides an extensive view; lookout.
[1670–80]

observatory

A building housing a telescope.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.observatory - a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomenaobservatory - a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
2.observatory - a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundingsobservatory - a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
observation dome - lookout consisting of a dome-shaped observatory
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
widow's walk - a lookout atop a coastal house

observatory

noun
A high structure or place commanding a wide view:
Translations
مَرْصَدمِرْقَبٌ
observatoř
observatorium
observatorio
opservatorij
obszervatórium
athugunarstöî
観測所
관측소
observatórium
opazovalnica
observatorium
หอสังเกตการณ์
đài thiên văn

observatory

[əbˈzɜːvətrɪ] Nobservatorio m

observatory

[əbˈzɜːrvətri] nobservatoire m

observatory

nObservatorium nt, → Sternwarte f; (Met) → Observatorium nt, → Wetterwarte f

observatory

[əbˈzɜːvətrɪ] nosservatorio

observe

(əbˈzəːv) verb
1. to notice. I observed her late arrival.
2. to watch carefully. She observed his actions with interest.
3. to obey. We must observe the rules.
4. to make a remark. `It's a lovely day', he observed.
obˈservance noun
1. the act of obeying rules etc. the observance of the law.
2. the act of observing (a tradition etc). the observance of religious holidays.
obˈservant adjective
quick to notice. An observant boy remembered the car's registration number.
ˌobserˈvation (ob-) noun
1. the act of noticing or watching. She is in hospital for observation.
2. a remark.
obˈservatoryplural obˈservatories noun
a place for observing and studying the stars, weather etc.
obˈserver noun
a person who observes.

observatory

مِرْقَبٌ observatoř observatorium Observatorium αστεροσκοπείο observatorio observatorio observatoire opservatorij osservatorio 観測所 관측소 observatorium observatorium obserwatorium observatório обсерватория observatorium หอสังเกตการณ์ gözlemevi đài thiên văn 天文台
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The Director of the Cambridge Observatory to the President of the Gun Club at Baltimore.
THE Director of an Observatory, who, with a thirty-six-inch refractor, had discovered the moon, hastened to an Editor, with a four-column account of the event.
The Director of the Observatory gathered up the manuscript and went away, explaining that it needed correction; he had neglected to dot an m.
Their president, Barbicane, the promoter of the enterprise, having consulted the astronomers of the Cambridge Observatory upon the subject, took all necessary means to ensure the success of this extraordinary enterprise, which had been declared practicable by the majority of competent judges.
According to the advice forwarded from the members of the Observatory, the gun destined to launch the projectile had to be fixed in a country situated between the 0 and 28th degrees of north or south latitude, in order to aim at the moon when at the zenith; and its initiatory velocity was fixed at twelve thousand yards to the second.
As if an astronomical observatory should be made without any windows, and the astronomer within should arrange the starry universe solely by pen, ink, and paper, so Mr.
During the opposition of 1894 a great light was seen on the illuminated part of the disk, first at the Lick Observatory, then by Perrotin of Nice, and then by other observers.
The Greenwich Observatory had placed itself at the doctor's disposal.
Since the above was written, the statement is happily borne out by an official circular, issued by Lieutenant Maury, of the National Observatory, Washington, April 16th,
Leaving Dort, Mynheer Isaac Boxtel had abandoned, not only his house, his servants, his observatory, and his telescope, but also his pigeons.
And so within a few weeks our little ladies from their observatory saw a mighty bustle in the Wilderness, when two-horse carriages came, and coachmen with favors, to bear away the twos who were destined to come back one.

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