The Observatory

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Used by the University of Copenhagen until 1861, the Round Tower is Europe’s oldest functioning astronomy observatory. It is now regularly used by amateur astronomers and others who wish to explore the sky. It is included in the ticket to visit the Observatory.

On top of the Round Tower, there has been several different observatories. The latest is from 1929. The observatory is 6.75 metres high and 6 metres in diameter and contains a refracting telescope with 80–450 x magnification.

Read More about the history of the Round Tower Observatory

Opening hours

February
Tuesday 19. kl. 18-21 Moon and Plejades
Wednesday 20. kl. 18-21 Moon and Plejades
Tuesday 26. kl. 18-21 The Orion Nebula and Plejades
Wednesday 27. kl. 18-21 The Orion Nebula and Plejades

 

March
Tuesday 5. kl. 18-21 Merkur og The Orion Nebula
Wednesday 6. kl. 18-21 Merkur og The Orion Nebula
Tuesday 12. kl. 18-21 Moon and Plejades
Wednesday 13. kl. 18-21 Moon and Plejades
Tuesday 19. kl. 18-21 Moon and Plejades
Wednesday 20. kl. 18-21 Moon and Plejades

June
Sunday 30. 13:00-16:00 The Sun

July
Sunday 7. 13:00-16:00 The Sun
Sunday 14. 13:00-16:00 The Sun
Sunday 21. 13:00-16:00 The Sun
Sunday 28. 13:00-16:00 The Sun

August
Sunday 4. 13:00-16:00 The Sun
Sunday 11. 13:00-16:00 The Sun