The Observatory was created by the urSkek TekTih to allow Aughra to study the heavens and prepare for the Great Conjunction. It is dominated by a massive metal apparatus consisting of rotating, spinning objects simulating the tri-solar system of Thra. Scattered throughout Aughra's Observatory are benches and tables filled with alchemical equipment, astrolabes and other scientific devices.
In a system with three suns, astronomical calculations would be extremely complex. Aughra's astronomy is devised chiefly through intuition and empirical models. The Observatory incorporates an orrery – what we would call a working model of the solar system.