At this year’s Researchers’ Night Festival, Tartu Observatory also expects everyone to come and get to know the exciting world of space as well as listen to space-related music!
Come and get a glimpse at the newest achievements of space science and space technology and find out what space scientists do!
The night will offer a chance to observe the sky with the largest telescope in the Nordic countries. Besides that, our visitors can get to know our outdoor attractions, meet our researchers, and do crafts. Our telescope tower, Stellarium, and main building are open.
Music will be played by the observatory’s band: the only band in Estonia that is made up of space researchers and plays mostly space-related songs!
In the big telescope tower and outside area with clear weather
From 7 PM observing stars with a 1.5 m telescope (in case of cloudy weather: seeing and getting to know the telescope).
Visual observations: looking at which constellations are visible at the time.
At the Stellarium
- virtual planetarium programme „Starry Night“;
- getting to know the expositions;
- discussions with astronomers;
- exciting astronomy-related videos.
In the main building (open with every weather)
- 7 PM Concert of the observatory’s band (smaller band)
- 7.30 PM Scientific lecture "Challenges of Spaceflight" for the whole family
- 8 PM Concert of the observatory’s band (big band)
- 8 PM Opportunity to take photos of space with our automatic telescope
- 7 PM Improvised jamming session with musicians from the audience (12-tact blues in G major)
- 7.15 to 9.30 PM Testing the ability of satellite testing of our laboratories
- 7 to 9.30 PM Encouraging the visitors to find all constellations. Prizes!
During the entire night everyone can get to know our space technology laboratories and services, take part of workshops, and enjoy exhibitions: a nature photo exhibition well as a traveling exhibition of remote sensing photos called „Hello, Earth!“.