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===1996===
The Astronomy practical exam took place here for the [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]]. Under 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]] to become incapacitated, and Hagrid to flee the school. All of this was witnessed by the [[Fifth year]]s taking the Astronomy [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]].
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The Astronomy practical exam took place here for the [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]]. Under 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 [[Aurors]] and Professor [[Minerva McGonagall]] to be severely injured, [[Fang]] to become incapacitated, and Hagrid to flee the school. All of this was witnessed by the Fifth years taking the Astronomy [[Ordinary Wizarding Level]].
 
[[File:Harry and Dumbledore at the Astronomy Tower HBP.jpg|thumb|right|Harry and Prof. Dumbledore at the Astronomy Tower in [[1997]].]]
 
   
 
===1997===
 
===1997===
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[[File:Harry and Dumbledore at the Astronomy Tower HBP.jpg|thumb|left|Harry and Prof. Dumbledore at the Astronomy Tower in [[1997]].]]
 
{{Main|Battle of the Astronomy Tower}}
 
{{Main|Battle of the Astronomy Tower}}
 
 
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.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
 
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.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
   
[[File:27=hogwarts.jpg|thumb|Tower as seen from above.]]
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==Structure==
 
===Structure===
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
[[File:AstronomyTower2.jpg|thumb|right|The tower as seen in the third movie, very similar to the [[Headmaster's office]].]]
 
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Lupin's lessons against Dementors took place in this tower. In order to build the tower, the filmmakers used the Headmaster's office set instead of making it in another place. In the sixth movie, the tower changes shape.
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[[File:AstronomyTower2.jpg|thumb|right|The tower as seen in the third movie, very similar to the [[Headmaster's office]]]]
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'', Lupin's lessons against dementors took place in this tower. In order to build the tower, the filmakers used the Headmaster's office set instead of making it in another place. In the sixth movie, the tower changes shape.
 
*An Astronomy Tower is being built in ''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]''
 
*An Astronomy Tower is being built in ''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]''
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|PC version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', the [[Hogwarts Library]] is inside the Tower, on the lower floors.
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*In videogame ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' (PC version), the [[Hogwarts Library]] is inside the Tower, on the lower floors.
 
*The [[Bloody Baron]] likes to groan and clank up on the Astronomy Tower according to [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]].
 
*The [[Bloody Baron]] likes to groan and clank up on the Astronomy Tower according to [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]].
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' the tower is directly over the [[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.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' the tower is directly over the [[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 it's topmost floor does not offer a complete view of the night sky, as it is a covered room.
 
[[File:3562771939_dcb7afa3b9.jpg|thumb|Interior of the tower as seen in the 6th film.]]
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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The Astronomy Tower is the tallest tower at Hogwarts Castle surrounded by a parapet and turret. 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 where the stars are best seen. [1] The tower is usually out-of-bounds except for classes. [1]

History

1991

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.

1993

After Sirius Black tried to break-in the Gryffindor Tower on the evening of October 31st, 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 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 to become incapacitated, and Hagrid to flee the school. All of this was witnessed by the Fifth years taking the Astronomy Ordinary Wizarding Level.

1997

Harry and Dumbledore at the Astronomy Tower HBP

Harry and Prof. Dumbledore at the Astronomy Tower in 1997.

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.[3]

Structure

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

AstronomyTower2

The tower as seen in the third movie, very similar to the Headmaster's office

Appearances

Notes and references

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