The Pulkovo Observatory is located on the Pulkovo Heights. It was designed in 1827 by Vasily Yakovlevich Struve. He became the first director of the observatory.

At the foot of the Pulkovo mountain is one of the entrances to the the observatory, right there is the entrance to the military cemetery “Pulkovskoye”.

entrances to the the Pulkovo observatory

The hill is 74 meters high, the whole staircase does not fit in the frame.

entrances to the the Pulkovo observatory

On the stairs you can see a mosaic: Sun, Saturn and the Moon.

entrances to the the Pulkovo observatory

entrances to the the Pulkovo observatory

entrances to the the Pulkovo observatory

Observatory gates is located at the top of the hill, next to the bus stop.

Pulkovo Observatory gates

Pulkovo Observatory gates

Pulkovo Observatory gates

If you walk from the foot of the mountain to the gate along the Pulkovo Highway, you can see the grotto fountain “Old Man”, designed in 1807 by Voronikhin A.N.

grotto fountain Old Man

grotto fountain Old Man

The main building of the Pulkovo Observatory, originally built in 1834-1839. Designed by Bryullov A.P.

The main building of the Pulkovo Observatory

The main building of the Pulkovo Observatory

The main building of the Pulkovo Observatory

The main building of the Pulkovo Observatory

The main building of the Pulkovo Observatory

The main building of the Pulkovo Observatory

The main building of the Pulkovo Observatory

The main building of the Pulkovo Observatory

The main building of the Pulkovo Observatory

Near the main building there are four small pavilions built in 1947-1953 under the project of Shchusev A.V. and Svetlitsky P.P. Pavilions designed for short-focus double astrograph and a normal astrograph.

Pulkovo Observatory pavilions

Pulkovo Observatory pavilions

Radio astronomy observatory. Designed by D. Enikeev in the 1950s.

Radio astronomy observatory

Radio astronomy observatory

The first radio telescope.

The first radio telescope

The first radio telescope

Small radio telescope and Second radio telescope.

Small radio telescope

Small radio telescope

Small radio telescope

Big Pulkovo Radio Telescope. Designed in the 1950s by the Enikeev D.

Big Pulkovo Radio Telescope

Big Pulkovo Radio Telescope

Big Pulkovo Radio Telescope

Big Pulkovo Radio Telescope

Big Pulkovo Radio Telescope

Big Pulkovo Radio Telescope

Big Pulkovo Radio Telescope

Big Pulkovo Radio Telescope

Big Pulkovo Radio Telescope

Big Pulkovo Radio Telescope

Big Pulkovo Radio Telescope

Big Pulkovo Radio Telescope

Astrophysical laboratory. Designed in the 1950s by Baransky A.

Astrophysical laboratory

Astrophysical laboratory

Astrophysical laboratory

Automatic meridian telescope.

Automatic meridian telescope.

Pavilion for the 26-inch refractor. Designed in 1947-1953 by Schusev A. and Svetlitsky P.

Pavilion for the 26-inch refractor

Memorial sign “Small basis of the Pulkovo geodesic school (center B)”.

Memorial sign Small basis of the Pulkovo geodesic school (center B)

Memorial sign Small basis of the Pulkovo geodesic school (center B)

Pavilion for the A.A. Mikhailov’s polar tube.

Pavilion for the A.A. Mikhailov's polar tube

Pavilion for the A.A. Mikhailov's polar tube

Pavilion for the V.P. Linnik’s small stellar interferometer.

Pavilion for the V.P. Linnik's small stellar interferometer

East Pavilion for the N.N. Pavlov’s Time Service.

East Pavilion for the N.N. Pavlov's Time Service

Pavilion for the Ponomarev-Maksutov’s horizontal solar telescope.

Pavilion for the Ponomarev-Maksutov's horizontal solar telescope

Pavilion for the Ponomarev-Maksutov's horizontal solar telescope

Pavilion for the Ponomarev-Maksutov’s horizontal solar telescope.

Pavilion for the Ponomarev-Maksutov's horizontal solar telescope

Pavilion for the Ponomarev-Maksutov's horizontal solar telescope

Seismic station. Designed in 1908-1910 by A. A. Poleschuk.

Seismic station

New star interferometer.

New star interferometer

New star interferometer

New star interferometer

Pavilion for the astronomical power installation.

Pavilion for the astronomical power installation

Pavilion for the horizontal meridian circle.

Pavilion for the horizontal meridian circle

Other pavilions.

Other pavilions

Other pavilions

Other pavilions

Other pavilions

Other pavilions

Other pavilions

Pulkovo Observatory Hotel. Was built in 1953. Designed by V.Iakovlev and Enikeev D.

Pulkovo Observatory Hotel

Pulkovo Observatory Hotel

Pulkovo Observatory Hotel

Residential buildings and a kindergarten.

Residential buildings and a kindergarten

Residential buildings and a kindergarten

Residential buildings and a kindergarten

Residential buildings and a kindergarten

Necropolis of the Pulkovo Observatory.

Necropolis of the Pulkovo Observatory

Necropolis of the Pulkovo Observatory

Park and nature on the Pulkovo mountain.

Park and nature on the Pulkovo mountain

Park and nature on the Pulkovo mountain

Park and nature on the Pulkovo mountain

Park and nature on the Pulkovo mountain

Park and nature on the Pulkovo mountain

Park and nature on the Pulkovo mountain

Park and nature on the Pulkovo mountain

Park and nature on the Pulkovo mountain

Military cemetery “Meridian Height”.

Military cemetery Meridian Height

Military cemetery Meridian Height

The memorial sign “Place of death of the gun crew”. Located near the Radio telescopes.

The memorial sign Place of death of the gun crew

Military cemetery “Pulkovo”.

Military cemetery Pulkovo

Military cemetery Pulkovo

Military cemetery Pulkovo

Military cemetery Pulkovo

Military cemetery Pulkovo

Military cemetery Pulkovo

Military cemetery Pulkovo

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