Monument to Hevelius

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

This monument was designed by Jan Szczypka on 2006 and was unveiled on January 28 to conmemmorate the 395th anniversary of his birth. It’s opposite the Old Town Hall and near the church where he was buried which tower can be seen behind the monument.

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Hevelis was the last great astronomer who worked without telescopes so he is working with a quadrant in spite of the 17th century modern devices.

Next to him there is a stellar map painted on a large wall waiting to be observed by this great astronomer.

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Location: Monument to Hevelius in Gdansk (map)

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