Open today 10-18
The Round Tower by night

Star Gazing from Above

Date
01.10.2019
-
31.03.2020
Time
18:00
Location
The Observatory
Price
Included in entrance ticket

Star Gazing from Above

Join our amateur 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 the normal entrance ticket.

Used by the University of Copenhagen until 1861, the Round Tower is Europe’s oldest functioning observatory. It is now regularly used by amateur astronomers and open to the public all year round.

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

November
Tuesday 5 November 18-21: The Moon and the Pleiades
Wednesday 6 November 18-21: The Moon and the Pleiades
Monday 11 November 13:30-16:30: Transit of Mercury
Tuesday 12 November 18-21: The Moon and the Pleiades
Wednesday 13 November 18-21: The Moon and the Pleiades
Tuesday 19 November 18-21: The Pleiades and Albireo
Wednesday 20 November 18-21 The Pleiades and Albireo
Tuesday 26 November 18-21: The Pleiades and Albireo
Wednesday 27 November 18-21: The Pleiades and Albireo

December
Tuesday 3 December 18-21: The Moon and the Pleiades
Wednesday 4 December 18-21: The Moon and the Pleiades
Tuesday 10 December 18-21: The Moon and the Pleiades
Wednesday 11 December 18-21: The Moon and the Pleiades
Tuesday 17 December 18-21: The Pleiades and Albireo
Wednesday 18 December 18-21: The Pleiades and Albireo

The Observatory is closed on the following Tuesdays and Wednesdays:
24, 25 and 31 December and 1 January.