Tartu Observatory Visitor Centre

Every year, more than 5,000 students and more than 1,000 adults attend us in Tõravere. Here we introduce the latest achievements in space science and technology and the profession of a scientist. You can visit Tartu Observatory by prior arrangement. We also conduct training all over Estonia.

Learn more about Tartu Observatory services for public:

Active learning


Seminar rooms

Learn through space!

We, you and all other inhabitants of the world - not only humans but also animals and birds - live on a wonderful spaceship called Earth.

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Space is usually considered to be inaccessible and distant. Yet our home planet Earth and everything on it is part of the same system. Our goal is to introduce all students and teachers to our home - space!

We invite schoolchildren of all ages to participate in exciting international competitions, where they compete in building a can satellite, designing a moon camp, training like an astronaut, etc.

You can find inspiration from space in every subject! We have a separate program for elementary and high school teachers.


International competitions

Teacher training

Study material

United by space!

Kaugseire kursus - Tartu observatoorium - Tartu Ülikool

Practical remote sensing online course using Copernicus satellite data opens on 20 September

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UT students and staff can take courses on the popular learning platform Coursera