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Ulugh Beg Observatory, Samarkand

Categories: Observatories, Science Museums, Museums
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See the movement of the heavenly spheres at Ulugh Beg Observatory, used by preeminent 15th-century Muslim astronomers. Built by a famous scientist-ruler (and grandson of Tamerlane) in 1429, this monumental, ornate cylindrical building allows high-precision observation of the passage of the sun and moon. Try the high-tech Sextant of Fakhri, a marble instrument 40 m (131 ft) in diameter used to make major corrections of Ptolemy's works. A small museum in the observatory details its work, but you should do some research in advance. Destroyed in 1449, the observatory laid dormant until 1908. Arrange to visit Ulugh Beg Observatory and other attractions in Samarkand using our Samarkand itinerary planner.
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  • The ticket costs 14 thousand soums, and see nothing. The tiny Museum and about anything. The only interesting layouts.
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  • The Ulugh Beg Observatory is an observatory in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Ulugh Beg, the ruler of Transoxiana from 1409 to 1449, had been interested in astronomy from childhood and had visited the remains...  read more »
  • It is not a place where you would go to take pictures, because it is historical monument where great scientist and emperor of his time used to work and establish astronomy. Inside the museum you can s...  read more »
  • Impressive, but only bottom part remains...
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  • It's cool. Interesting
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  • I live there
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  • A unique place. Greetings from Turkey!
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