Palermo, Italy/palermo105

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Other discoveries were in made in Palermo as well. On the Palazzo dei Normanni (Norman Palace) is the Royal Observatory founded in 1790, where the first asteroid discovery, Ceres, was made by Guiseppe Piazzi in 1801. (The element cerium, discovered in 1803, was named after it). {LINK: Riddarhyttan071}.