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:

Tuesday 15. nov.                           18-21

Wednesday 16. nov.                     18-21

Tuesday 22. nov.                           18-21

Wednesday 23. nov.                     18-21

Tuesday 29. nov.                           18-21

Wednesday 30. nov.                     18-21

Tuesday 6. dec.                             18-21

Wednesday 7. dec.                        18-21

Tuesday 13. dec.                           18-21

Wednesday 14. dec.                      18-21

Tuesday 20. dec.                           18-21

Wednesday 21. dec.                      18-21

Tuesday 27. dec.                           18-21

Wednesday 28. dec.                     18-21

2017

January

Tuesday 3.          18-21                  Venus and Moon

Wednesday 4.         18-21             Venus and Moon

Tuesday 10.        18-21                  Venus and Moon

Wednesday 11.       18-21              Venus and Moon

Tuesday 17.        18-21                  Orion Nebula and Venus

Wednesday 18.       18-21             Orion Nebula and Venus

Tuesday 24.        18-21                  Orion Nebula and Mars

Wednesday 25.       18-21             Orion Nebula and Mars

Tuesday 31.        18-21                  Venus and Moon

February

Wednesday 1.         18-21              Venus and Moon

Tuesday 7.          18-21                  Venus and Moon

Wednesday 8.         18-21             Venus and Moon

Tuesday 14.        18-21                  Orion Nebula and Venus

Wednesday 15.       18-21             Orion Nebula and Venus

Tuesday 21.        18-21                  Orion Nebula and Venus

Wednesday 22.       18-21             Orion Nebula and Venus

Tuesday 28.        18-21                  Orion Nebula and Venus

March

Wednesday 1.         18-21              Orion Nebula and Venus

Tuesday 7.          18-21                  Venus and Moon

Wednesday 8.         18-21             Venus and Moon

Tuesday 14.        18-21                  Orion Nebula and Venus

Wednesday 15.        18-21            Orion Nebula and Venus