Mozart &
Material Culture

Souvenirs

The Mannheim Observatory owes its founding to the scientific interests of Elector Karl Theodor, who established a Physics Institute at Heidelberg in 1751 under the direction of Christian Mayer, Professor of Experimental Physics and Mathematics. A temporary observatory was established at Schwetzingen in 1761, to observe the transit of Venus; it was replaced by the Mannheim Observatory, constructed between 1772 and 1774.

Mannheim Observatory, engraving, London, eighteenth century

Mannheim Observatory, engraving, London, eighteenth century

Mozart Relevance

Mozart visited the Mannheim Observatory on 16 November 1778.

Mozart's entry in the Mannheim Observatory visitor's book, Mannheim, 16 November 1778

Mozart's entry in the Mannheim Observatory visitor's book, Mannheim, 16 November 1778


Category/Role
Observatory
Location
Mannheim
Date (Mozart)
1778-11-16
Location (Mozart)
Mannheim
Bibliographic Reference
Budde, 2006

Pages referencing Mannheim Observatory:

1770, Mannheim : Mannheim Observatory