Astronomy day and night

  • Date: –22:00
  • Location: Observatorieparken
  • Website
  • Organiser: Avdelningen för astronomi och rymdfysik, institutionen för fysik och astronomi i samarbete med Uppsala Amatörastronomer (UAA)
  • Contact person: Eric Stempels
  • Phone: 018 471 5994
  • Temadag

Within the frame of this year's Astronomy Day and night, we will have open doors at the old observatory in the Observatory Park on Saturday. There you can meet both professional and amateur astronomers. Along this year's theme "Red planet, blue planet", there will be displays of fascinating images of Mars. In addition one can discuss astronomy, or learn more about the old telescopes, the historical building and, if weather allows, observe the surface of the sun through a dedicated solar telescope. In the evening there will also be telescope shows of the night sky.

kl 11.00-15.00 – Image shows and tours of the observatory and telescopes in the Observatory park.
kl 13.00-15.00 – Observations of the sun with a solar telescope.
kl 20.00-22.00 – In case of clear weather stargazing with the historical telescopes of the old observatory.