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History of the Archenhold Sternwarte

Photos and texts provide an overview of the history of the Archenhold Sternwarte from its beginnings to today. A chronological and thematic presentation also reveals political and cultural connections.

Archenhold-Sternwarte © SPB, Foto: Frank-Michael Arndt 2013

Permanent exhibitions

Observatories: From the first celestial observations to modern space astronomy

Non-optical Astronomy - Experimental Laboratory: Experimental setups for the detection of cosmic rays

The solar system: models illustrate the structure and dimensions of the planetary system

The Meridian Circle: Reconstructed observation space of an astronomer from the 19th century

Observing and measuring: Interactive experiments for astronomical observation and measurement

Heaven - Workstation Earth: Historical literature and exhibits on the subject of "Astronomy and Location". 

Opening hours:
Wed - Sun, 14.00 to 16.30, the visit of the museum is free of charge. Guided tours and events can be booked and take place outside opening hours.
Additional information
Price: visit to the museum free of charge. Prices for events see at the individual events.

Visits to the permanent exhibition in the Archenhold Observatory are free of charge.

Opening hours January to March 2022:
The Archenhold Observatory is open. Unfortunately, the Museum of Celestial Science remains closed.