The Bosscha Observatorium is Indonesia’s oldest observatory. Located in Mebang, which is about 15 kilometers north of Bandung, the observatory is situated on hilly land at 1,210 meters above sea level.
When the first meeting of the Dutch-Indies Astronomical Society came into effect in the 1920s, it was indeed evident that an observatory was needed to learn and study astronomy in the Dutch East Indies regions. Of all possible locations in the Indonesian archipelago, a tea plantation located a few kilometers away from Bandung city was chosen. [Read more…]