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The Observatory is a Research building in Tropico 5. Once built, scientists here will try to discover things about the Solar System and other things in space, which makes Research Points. If it is built on a higher terrain, its effectiveness increases.

Upgrades

Academic Department (Cold War)- For $5,000 the observatory can establish an academic department that fosters the learning process among scholars, allowing it to generate 25% more research points as a result.