Open today 10-21.

Stargazing from Above

Date
28.11.2023
-
27.03.2024
Time
18:00 - 21:00
Location
The Observatory
Price
Included in entrance ticket

Stargazing from Above

Join our astronomers for a night of star gazing. During the winter months the Observatory is open and manned every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 18 to 21. No reservation is needed – the visit is included in your entrance ticket.

Used by the University of Copenhagen until 1861, the Round Tower hosts Europe’s oldest functioning observatory at the top. Today, it is open to peek inside year-round and manned on special days by the Round Tower’s astronomers who invite our guests inside to take a look through the refracting telescope with 80-450 x magnification.

The season of stargazing takes place from October to March. Be advised that stargazing is not possible if the sky is overcast. On such days, our astronomers will still keep the Observatory open for visits and will in stead tell you more about the telescope and the oldest functioning Observatory in Europe.

What is visible on the night sky?

Rundetaarn cannot guarantee visible stars or planets if the weather does not permit, but here you can see a prognosis for which stars and planets we should be able to take a closer look at through the telescope for the rest of 2023. 

October

Tuesday the 3rd– Saturn

Wednesday the 4th – Saturn

Tuesday the 10th – Saturn, Jupiter and the double star Albireo

Wednesday the 11th – Saturn, Jupiter and the double star Albireo

During Autumn Break the Observatory is open from Monday to Thursday:
Monday the 16th – Saturn, Jupiter and the double star Albireo
Tuesday the 17th – Saturn, Jupiter and the double star Albireo
Wednesday the 18th – Saturn, Jupiter and the double star Albireo
Thursday the 19th – Saturn, Jupiter and the double star Albireo

Tuesday the 24th – The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter

Wednesday the 25th – The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter

Tuesday the 31st – The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter

November

Wednesday the 1st – The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter

Tuesday the 7th – Saturn, Jupiter and the double star Albireo

Wednesday the 8th – Saturn, Jupiter and the double star Albireo

Tuesday the 14th – Saturn, Jupiter and the Pleiades star cluster

Wednesday the 15th – Saturn, Jupiter and the Pleiades star cluster

Tuesday the 21st – The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter

Wednesday the 22nd – The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter

Tuesday the 28th – The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter

Wednesday the 29th – The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter

December

Tuesday the 5th – Saturn, Jupiter and the Pleiades star cluster

Wednesday the 6th – Saturn, Jupiter and the Pleiades star cluster

Tuesday the 12th – Saturn, Jupiter and the Orion Nebula

Wednesday the 13th – Saturn, Jupiter and the Orion Nebula

Tuesday the 19th – The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter

Wednesday the 20th – The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter

Tuesday the 26th – The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter

Wednesday the 27th – The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter