Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory

The Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory, the principal astronomical observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, located 19 km south of on Pulkovo Heights 75 metres above sea level.

Landmarks in the Area

Memorial
The Pulkovo meridian, which passes through the center of the main building of the Pulkovo Observatory and is at 30°19,6‘ east of , was the point of departure for all former geographical maps of Russia.

Church
is situated 1½ km southeast of Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory. Photo: Dinamik, Public domain.

Forest
On 27 April 1974, an Aeroflot Il-18 airliner crashed while operating a charter flight from Leningrad to , continuing to , Russia. is situated 3 km north of Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory.

Localities in the Area

Village
Alexandrovskaya is a municipal settlement in Pushkinsky District of the federal city of , . is situated 4½ km south of Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory.

Town
Shushary is a municipal settlement in Pushkinsky District of the federal city of , , located on the slopes of the Pulkovo Heights. is situated 5 km northeast of Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory.

Suburb
is situated 5 km north of Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory. Photo: Ssr, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory

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