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University treasures

Edward Lindmann’s herbarium

  Over 6500 kinds of plants in 50 albums – a priceless herbarium collection of Edward Lindmann is kept in the herbarium of the sub-department of Botany of the Odessa University. The famous scientist’s collection consists of plants from all over the world: from New Zealand to Belgium (read more)

The sea lily (Crinoidea)

  The exclusive full skeleton of the sea lily from the Cambrian is kept at the Paleontology Museum of the University. Over 500 million years ago the “queen of the sea” lived in shallow waters of an ancient ocean – the Tethys. The University gained this one of a kind specimen as a gift from its thankful and famous alumnus – count Sergei Vitte. (read more)

The Giant Dinornis (Dinornis giganteus Owen)

  Dinornis (Dinornis giganteus Owen) from the genus of Moa birds walked this land 3-4 hundred thousand years ago. Approximately that is the age of the skeleton, exhibited at the Paleontology Museum of ONU. This is the only full skeleton of dinornis on the territory of continental Europe. There are only two more – in New Zealand and in Great Britain. (read more)

Transit circle “А.&G. Repsold” of 1862


The meridian circle was brought to the Astronomic Observatory of the Odessa University in 1871. The astronomical instrument made by the famous German company “А.&G. Repsold”
was obtained in an exchange bargain with the Tbilisi Observatory for eleven machines for
meteorological observations.
(read more)

Telescope “T COOKE & SONS” 1865

The first telescope in Odessa started functioning at the Astronomic Observatory of the University in 1865. The telescope is the University’s coeval – it was made in 1865 by the English firm “T COOKE & SONS” in York and then was the latest development in its field. Its only “twin” is in Melbourne, so the Odessa Observatory telescope is unique for the entire Northern hemisphere of the Earth. (read more)

The great blue whale’s skeleton

The skeleton of the big blue whale was a gift to the University from whale hunters of the “Slava” fleet in 1949. The assembly of the 27.5 meter long full skeleton was accomplished in 1965, by the 100th anniversary of the University. Today the skeleton of the whale in Odessa is the biggest in the Black Sea region. It is exhibited at the Zoological Museum of the I.I.Mechnikov ONU. (read more)