On four nights in August, we welcome everybody to Tartu Observatory to observe the starry sky. Everybody will get a chance to observe Jupiter, Saturn and the beatiful natural fireworks: a meteor shower.
The observations will take place (in case of clear skies):
- on 11.08 at 10 PM to 12.08 at 1 AM
- on 12.08 at 10 PM to 12.08 at 1 AM
- on 13.08 at 10 PM to 12.08 at 1 AM
- on 14.08 at 10 PM to 12.08 at 1 AM
If you are interested, we can stay and observe for even longer!
The observations take place at the observation park in Tõravere, a hundred metres before the big telescope tower. If you own a telescope or binoculars, make sure to bring them! If needed, you can connect your observation equipment to power at the observation park.
The observation nights take place in case of clear weather and are free of charge. During the first hour, it is still quite light outside and the planets are relatively low. We therefore advise you to be patient or prefer a later time for your arrival. The ending time for the observations is not set in stone: in case of good observation weather we can stay for longer than 1 AM.
The weather forecast is chilly and windy. Please dress warm!
The most up-to-date information can be found on astronoomia.ee (in Estonian).