Archenhold, Friedrich Simon

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Archenhold, Friedrich Simon Gender: M
born on 2 October 1861 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Lichtenau, Germany, 48n43, 8e01
Timezone LMT m8e01 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 09°32' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°16 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 20°27'

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Friedrich Simon Archenhold (1931)
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German astronomer who founded the Treptow Observatory (today the Archenhold Observatory) in Berlin-Treptow. He graduated from the Realgymnasium in Lippstadt before entering Friedrich Wilhelm University in 1882, where he and Wilhelm Förster founded the Urania Astronomical Society at the Berlin University Observatory.

On the basis of Archenhold's plans, the world's longest moving refracting telescope was built with a focal length of 21 metres. The telescope was part of the Great Industrial Exposition of Berlin. The giant telescope was constructed in Treptow, a suburb of Berlin.

He died on 14 October 1939 in Berlin, aged 78.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

GraZia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy