The observatory on the top of the world
In Switzerland there is a real observatory. Just imagine, at an altitude of 3 thousand meters. For Europe, this is the record height, which can be. After all, at that height is almost impossible to build something. This observatory is the highest and higher yet nowhere … I do not know what, but something it reminds me of our Swallow’s Nest in Crimea …
When it was decided to build the observatory, not only builders, but also scientists themselves have started to think about how to do it. And they have found a solution, that is, they used a specially designed elevator that takes visitors to the top. The elevator shaft was hollowed out of the rock right in. Since that time, as it has done, it’s been more than a hundred years.
Upstairs, you can see all the beauty that surrounds the rock, as it has been constructed a special viewing platform, which, incidentally, is in itself an observatory. In Switzerland itself, this place is called the top of the world. To get here, you’ll need to do a big way. That is, the first train, about 45 minutes, then a few trains. In general, your trip will last at least four hours.
At first glance, the structure itself does not look great, but if you go inside, you can see that there are four research laboratories are located. There is carried out not only scientific experiments, but also to monitor and change the weather. The dome, which is at the top, is the most powerful telescope. Experiments are quite a lot, because the observatory is not permitted to visit often.
Although, if you so very much want, then you visit you can always her, it’s not a big problem. So often visit the beautiful and unexplored places in our vast world, which today is very much.