Monday 30 January 2012

The final days of the Utrecht astronomy

Many streets in Utrecht are named after celestial bodies or astronomical terms - Meteoorhof, Jupiterstraat, Eclipshof, Komeetstraat, Venuslaan, etc. There is also Zonstraat - a cozy street dedicated to the Sun that goes all the way through one of the most beautiful neighborhoods to the old observatory Sonnenborgh. Some people in the street keep "solar portraits" on their facades and in the windows. It's a real shame that only memories are left of astronomy in this town.


More on the fallout of Utrecht astronomy: