Helwan Observatory

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Helwan Observatory is part of the Tentative list of Egypt in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Helwan Observatory is a significant example of modern Egyptian astronomy. It includes a 30 inch telescope which was the first to record Halley’s comet in 1909 and 1911. Furthermore it contains two Clock Rooms which have been used in the 18th century for time service and adjusting artificial satellite observations.

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Full Name
Helwan Observatory
Country
Egypt
Added
2010
Type
Mixed
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2010 Added to Tentative List

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