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The '''Astronomy Tower''' is the tallest tower at [[Hogwarts Castle]]. It is where students study the stars and planets through their telescopes in [[Astronomy (class)|Astronomy]] lessons with [[Professor]] [[Aurora Sinistra]]. This is usually done at midnight, when the stars are best seen.<ref name="PS">{{PS|B|8}}</ref> The tower is generally out-of-bounds except for classes.<ref name="PS"/>
   
The '''Astronomy Tower''' is where students study the stars through their telescope in [[Astronomy]] lessons by [[Professor Sinistra]]. This is usaully done at midnight where the stars are best.
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==History==
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===1992===
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[[File:Astrononmy_Tower_concept_art.png|thumb|Exterior view of the tower]]
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In [[Harry Potter]]'s [[first year]], he and [[Hermione Granger]] climbed to the top of the Astronomy Tower to send [[Rubeus Hagrid]]'s pet [[dragon]], [[Norberta|Norbert]], to [[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]] in [[Romania]]. Despite their success in sending Norbert away, they were caught by [[Argus Filch]] when they descended the tower, because they had forgotten to bring Harry's Invisibility Cloak back with them. Professor McGonagall also catches Neville Longbottom and takes away 150 points from Gryffindor house.
   
The Astronomy Tower is the highest tower at [[Hogwarts]]. In [[Harry Potter]]'s first year, he and [[Hermione Granger]] climbed to the top of the Astronomy Tower to give [[Rubeus Hagrid]]'s pet [[dragon]], [[Norberta|Norbert]], to [[Charlie Weasley]] to take care of. Five years later, when the [[Death Eater]]s arrived at Hogwarts, most of the [[Second War#The Battle of Hogwarts (1997)|Battle of Hogwarts]] between the opposing sides took place in this tower, or in the corridor below.
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===1993===
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After [[Sirius Black]] tried to break in to the [[Gryffindor Tower]] on the evening of [[31 October]], [[1993]], all the staff was to search the Castle for any signs of Black. [[Argus Filch]] searched the Astronomy Tower and found nothing.<ref>{{POA|F}}</ref>
   
There was a battle at the top, involving [[Death Eaters]]. [[Albus Dumbledore]] was blasted from the tower's ramparts by an [[Avada Kedavra]] from [[Severus Snape]]. This is where he met his death. This was predicted by Professor Trelawney when she was feverishly reading her Tarot cards. In Half-Blood Prince, she mutters, "The Lightning-Struck Tower - an omen ..." She was unwittingly referring to the Astronomy Tower, in which Dumbledore met his death.
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===1996===
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The Astronomy practical exam took place here for the [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]]. Under the supervision of [[Tofty|Professor Tofty]], students were required to fill out a [[star chart]]. However, [[Dolores Umbridge]], [[John Dawlish]] and several other [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] officials attacked [[Rubeus Hagrid]] during this practical, and the resulting skirmish caused several [[Auror]]s and Professor [[Minerva McGonagall]] to be severely injured, [[Fang]] too become incapacitated, and Hagrid was forced to flee the school. All of this was witnessed by the [[Fifth year]]s taking their Astronomy [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]].
   
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===1997===
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[[File:Harry and Dumbledore at the Astronomy Tower HBP.jpg|thumb|left|Harry and Dumbledore at the Astronomy Tower in [[1997]]]]
   
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When the [[Death Eaters]] arrived at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], most of the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] between the opposing sides took place in this tower, and in the corridor below. [[Death Eaters]] set off the [[Dark Mark]] above this tower; [[Albus Dumbledore]] was blasted from the tower's ramparts by a [[Killing Curse]] cast by [[Severus Snape]]. This was where Dumbledore met his death, by his own orders.<ref>{{HBP}}</ref>
   
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==Structure==
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[[File:Astronomy_Tower.jpg|thumb|The Tower from behind]]
   
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The tower is the tallest in [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], it lies almost directly above the front doors of the castle. The tower is also surrounded by a parapet and is tall enough to have a perfect view of the starry sky.
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==Behind the scenes==
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*The exterior of the Astronomy Tower is featured at {{WWHP}}.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|PC adaptation]] of {{PS}}, the [[Hogwarts Library]] is inside the Tower, on the lower floors.
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*The [[Bloody Baron]] likes to groan and clank up on the Astronomy Tower according to [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]].
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*In an [http://atrossbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Harry-Potter-and-the-Order-of-the-Phoenix-2nd-draft.pdf early draft] of the fifth film, Harry sleeps here nightly to avoid [[Seamus Finnigan]], and is consequently late for his first [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class.
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*In {{HBP|FA}} the tower is directly over the [[Middle Courtyard|Transfiguration Courtyard]]. This is the reason for the courtyard to have changed shape in both the film and the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)|video game]]. Unlike the book, the tower isn't the tallest tower at Hogwarts and doesn't have a complete view of the night sky. Also, its location makes witnessing Hagrid being attacked by Ministry officials by the [[Fifth year]]s taking the Astronomy [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]] in ''Order of the Phoenix'' impossible, as the Astronomy Tower is located far east of the castle and would not have clear view of Hagrid's Hut (this event was not featured in the films).
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*The tower is very similar in design to the [[Hogwarts Turris Magnus|Defence Against the Dark Arts Tower]], but it faces the opposite direction and has a large tower connected to it.
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*The design for the set for the Astronomy Tower interior as seen in {{HBP|FA}} was influenced by the design of the [[Headmaster's office]] set. Both sets consist of overlapping circular spaces.
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*In ''Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'', it is stated that students are only allowed to enter the tower during Astronomy lessons. However, in the video game adaptation of ''Half-Blood Prince'', Harry can freely enter it. It is possible that the rule applies to first years but not to sixth years.
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Revision as of 19:25, November 3, 2019

The Astronomy Tower is the tallest tower at Hogwarts Castle. It is where students study the stars and planets through their telescopes in Astronomy lessons with Professor Aurora Sinistra. This is usually done at midnight, when the stars are best seen.[1] The tower is generally out-of-bounds except for classes.[1]

History

1992

Astrononmy Tower concept art

Exterior view of the tower

In Harry Potter's first year, he and Hermione Granger climbed to the top of the Astronomy Tower to send Rubeus Hagrid's pet dragon, Norbert, to Charlie Weasley in Romania. Despite their success in sending Norbert away, they were caught by Argus Filch when they descended the tower, because they had forgotten to bring Harry's Invisibility Cloak back with them. Professor McGonagall also catches Neville Longbottom and takes away 150 points from Gryffindor house.

1993

After Sirius Black tried to break in to the Gryffindor Tower on the evening of 31 October, 1993, all the staff was to search the Castle for any signs of Black. Argus Filch searched the Astronomy Tower and found nothing.[2]

1996

The Astronomy practical exam took place here for the O.W.L.s. Under the supervision of Professor Tofty, students were required to fill out a star chart. However, Dolores Umbridge, John Dawlish and several other Ministry of Magic officials attacked Rubeus Hagrid during this practical, and the resulting skirmish caused several Aurors and Professor Minerva McGonagall to be severely injured, Fang too become incapacitated, and Hagrid was forced to flee the school. All of this was witnessed by the Fifth years taking their Astronomy O.W.L.s.

1997

Harry and Dumbledore at the Astronomy Tower HBP

Harry and Dumbledore at the Astronomy Tower in 1997

When the Death Eaters arrived at Hogwarts, most of the Battle of the Astronomy Tower between the opposing sides took place in this tower, and in the corridor below. Death Eaters set off the Dark Mark above this tower; Albus Dumbledore was blasted from the tower's ramparts by a Killing Curse cast by Severus Snape. This was where Dumbledore met his death, by his own orders.[3]

Structure

Astronomy Tower

The Tower from behind

The tower is the tallest in Hogwarts, it lies almost directly above the front doors of the castle. The tower is also surrounded by a parapet and is tall enough to have a perfect view of the starry sky.

Behind the scenes

Appearances

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