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:

2017

August

Sonday 6.         13-16                  The Sun

Sonday 13.       13-16                  The Sun

October
Culturenight
Friday 13.        18-24                  Saturn and Albireo
Monday 16.     18-21                  Saturn and Albireo
Tuesday 17.        18-21                  Saturn and Albireo
Wednesday 18.       18-21                  Saturn and Albireo
Thursday 19.      18-21                  Saturn and Albireo
Tuesday 24.        18-21                  Saturn and Moon
Wednesday 25.       18-21                  Saturn and Albireo
Tuesday 31.        18-21                  Albireo and Moon

November
Wednesday 1.         18-21                  Albireo and Moon
Tuesday 7.          18-21                  The Plejades and Albireo
Wednesday 8.         18-21                  The Plejades and Albireo
Tuesday 14.        18-21                  The Plejades and Albireo
Wednesday 15.       18-21                  The Plejades and Albireo
Tuesday 21.        18-21                  The Plejades and Albireo
Wednesday 22.       18-21                  The Plejades and Albireo
Tuesday 28.        18-21                  The Plejades and Moon
Wednesday 29.       18-21                  The Plejades and Moon

December
Tuesday 5.          18-21                  The Plejades and Moon
Wednesday 6.         18-21                  The Plejades and Albireo
Tuesday 12.        18-21                  Orion nebula and Albireo
Wednesday 13.       18-21                  Orion nebula and Albireo
Tuesday 19.        18-21                  Orion nebula and Albireo
Wednesday 20.       18-21                  Orion nebula and Albireo
Wednesday 27.       18-21                  The Plejades and Moon