The Observatory of Corfu (1924-1940)
|Title||The Observatory of Corfu (1924-1940)|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Number of Pages||107|
|Publisher||Astronomical Society of Corfu|
|ISBN Number||ISBN 960-87864-0-1|
The existence and activity of an observatory in Corfu from1924 until 1940, as well as that of an Astronomical Society (the first in Greece) since 1927 came forth in April 1989, when complaints were lodged about the demolition of the remaining dome of the installations. The demolition was unfortunately not avoided, but a long search began, in order to gather information, so that the history of this important scientific movement of the Middlewar could be recorded. As the library and astronomical instruments of the “Astronomical Society” were lost, the main source of information is the magazine Urania and newspapers issues of the time.