Open today 10-18
The Round Tower by night

Star Gazing from Above

Date
05.10.2021
-
30.03.2022
Time
18:00 - 21:00
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.

October

5th October kl. 18-21: Moon and Saturn
6th October kl. 18-21: “Stjernekig og astronomiske samtaler“: Albert Sneppen about “Black Holes” (Danish only)
12th October kl. 18-21: Moon and Saturn
Wednesday 13th October: cancelled due to another event
15th October kl. 18-23.30: Special event Culture Night
19th October kl. 18-21: Saturn and Jupit
20th October kl. 18-21: Saturn and Jupiter
26th October kl. 18-21: Saturn and Jupiter
27th oOctober kl. 18-21: Saturn and Jupiter

November

2nd November kl. 18-21: Saturn and Jupiter
3rd November kl. 18-21: “Stjernekig og astronomiske samtaler“: Helge Kragh about “Jørgen From – en tidlig astronom i Rundetaarn” (Danish only)
9th November kl. 18-21: Saturn and Jupiter
10th November kl. 18-21: Saturn and Moon
16th November kl. 18-21: Saturn and Moon
17th November kl. 18-21: Saturn and Moon
23th November kl. 18-21: Saturn and Jupiter
24th November kl. 18-21: Saturn and Jupiter
30th November kl. 18-21: Saturn and Jupiter

December

1st December kl. 18-21: “Stjernekig og astronomiske samtaler“: Erling Poulsen about the Star of Betlehem (Danish only)
7th December kl. 18-21: Jupiter and Plejads
8th December kl. 18-21: Jupiter and Moon
14th December kl. 18-21: Jupiter and Moon
15th December kl. 18-21: Jupiter and Moon
21th December kl. 18-21: Jupiter and Plejads
22nd December kl. 18-21: Jupiter and Plejads
28th December kl. 18-21: Jupiter and Orion
29th December kl. 18-21: Jupiter and Orion