Photo: Bernd Freytag
An overview
Kvistaberg Observatory
Maps - Kvistaberg
Photo: Göran Henriksson
Kvistaberg: General information

The Kvistaberg Observatory is the observing station of the Uppsala Observatory. It is situated about 50 km south of Uppsala, on the northern shore of an arm of Lake Mälaren, close to the municipality Bro, about 45 km northwest of central Stockholm.

The observatory was founded as a result of a large donation by the artist and amateur astronomer Nils Tamm. In 1944 he donated his estate Kvistaberg, and additional financial resources, to the Uppsala Observatory under the condition that a modern, large telescope should be constructed and placed at Kvistaberg.

  • Åke Wallenquist  1948–1970
  • Tarmo Oja  1970–1999
  • Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist  1999–2007
  • Bengt Edvardsson  2008–
    Kvistabergs observatorium
    SE-197 91 BRO, Sweden
    e-mail: bengt.edvardsson(at)
    telephone: 018 - 471 5983
    Kvistaberg Observatory           in Swedish Wikipedia