Struve’s Geodetic Arch, Tartu

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  • It is a monument to astronomer sturrve and survey Meridian 1 accurately over long distances of over 2800 km for the first time ever, proved the exact shape of the Earth and the size. It is a world heritage site.
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  • Dimension 25 Meridian East was undertaken under the aegis of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences scholars Dorpat Observatory and Pulkovo led by Vasily Yakovlevich Struve from 1816 to 1855 year for confirmation: shape of the Earth. It is the largest dimension of the Meridian in the history, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in the year 2005. One of the criteria for this decision was the outstanding accuracy of conducted in 19 century: from checking satellite methods over 130 years revealed an error of just 2 cm!
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  • The weather was not so lucky. That it was learned via the Internet, after a visit. In Russian there is no inscription. well we are not very impressed
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