ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY BUCHAREST

WELCOME TO BUCHAREST ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY

   The Astronomical Observatory in Bucharest was opened again in December, 2016, after years of restoration. Since January 2017, sky observations can be made in the Planetarium, the inflatable dome, with a special planetarium digital device. The Astronomical Observatory in Bucharest is now on Lascar Catargiu Bvd, not far away from Victoria Palace( 5 minutes on foot).

 

BUCHAREST ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY

Astronomical Observatory Bucharest
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Description: Astronomical Observatory in Bucharest is near Romana Square, not far away from Victoria Square

BUCHAREST ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY FEES

   Keep in mind that the solar and also night observations can be made only on clean skies. It is 5 RON for each person the entrance fee. You can buy tickets and the Astronomical Observatory. Don’t lose your ticket. If you want to make pictures inside, you will have to pay 15 RON and if professional movie making needed, it si 35 RON per square meter. These fees will be paid before your arrival.

ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY BUCHAREST ENTRANCE FEE

BUCHAREST ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY FEES
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Description: It is 5 RON a ticket for visiting the Astronomical Observatory. Special entrance fees are paid for making pictures and movies

TIMETABLE AT ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY BUCHAREST

    For evening observations, you will have to come to the Bucharest Astronomical Observatory on Tuesday, on Friday and on Saturday from 7 to 9 PM. If you want to see the sun, you should know that these observations are made on Wednesday, from 11 AM to 4 PM, on Tuesday, from 2 to 5 PM, on Friday, from 2 to 5 PM and on Sunday, from 11 AM to 1 PM.

BUCHAREST ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY TIMETABLE

BUCHAREST ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY TIMETABLE
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Description: There are daytime telescope observations and observations of the sky at night. See the timetable above

WHAT CAN YOU SEE AT ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY BUCHAREST

    From the Astronomical Observatory in Bucharest, you can see stars, planets, double stars, stellar waves. If you want to see the moon, don’t come when it is full moon. It is indeed a show. Don’t forget, for more than 20 visitors, you need to make reservations.

BUCHAREST ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY RESERVATIONS

RESERVATIONS FOR ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY BUCHAREST
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Description: You need no reservation to visit the Astronomical Observatory in Bucharest. Yet, for more than 20 people, you should call before you come

MORE ABOUT ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY IN BUCHAREST

   The Astronomical Observatory in Bucharest is officially known as Admiral Vasile Urseanu Astronomical Observatory, after his founder’s name. Vasile Urseanu was born in 1848. He will dedicate his life to more hobbies but two of them will make history: the navy and the astronomy. He will study at the School of War in Bucharest, then will learn in Paris. In 1874 he returns to Romania and will become the commander of the navy called Romania. During the Independence War, the future founder of the Astronomical Observatory in Bucharest, will command an artillery battery and then, in 1878, becomes the chief of all navy artillery. Mircea cel Batran, the first Romanian school-navy ever built, was also commanded by Vasile Urseanu. The first complete Romanian fleet came into being in 1890, being also under the Urseanu’s command. He was the captain of the fleet pearl, the cruiser ,,Elisabeth’’ which will have missions in the Mediterranean Sea, The Atlantic Ocean, The Northern Sea and also in the Baltic Sea. It was the longest mission a Romanian battleship had ever accomplished. During this mission, commander Vasile Urseanu had the time to watch the sky and see the stars movement, a passion he had had since early childhood. He will will build a boat-style house in Bucharest.

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In the top of the building, he also arranged an astronomical observatory in 1910. The observatory had the third most powerful telescope in the country, a Zeiss. The admiral dies in 1926 and his widow will donate the house to the Town Hall in 1933, asking the authorities, following Vasile Urseanu’s will, the observatory to function inside, in his memory. The telescope will be functional again on the dome of the house in 1950 and the observatory was opened for public in May the same year. In the 60s the building will also house The Experimental Sciences Museum and the old telescope is replaced by a more advanced one, the most powerful in the country.

WHO BUILT THE ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY IN BUCHAREST

VASILE URSEANU ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY BUCHAREST
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Description: The Astronomical Observatory in Bucharest is officially known as Admiral Vasile Urseanu Astronomical Observatory, after his founder’s name

WHAT TO SEE AROUND ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY BUCHAREST

    In 1990, the observatory will be the headquarters of the Romanian Space Agency and in 1996 will become again the Municipality Astronomical Observatory. A new telescope is brought in 2008, a donation made by a private bank, it is a 30 cm in diameter MEADE LX200R, able to highly record solar flares and many other things in the universe. Thus, in 2009, thousands of people could attend a virtual exhibition entitled A journey through the Universe. The Astronomical Observatory Bucharest can be a part of your trip around Roman Square where you can also visit Severeanu Museum but it won’t take much time for you to walk to Victory Square where you can see the GEOLOGY MUSEUM BUCHAREST, The PEASANT MUSEUM IN BUCHAREST and, of course, opposite to the headquarters of the Romanian Government, The NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM GRIGORE ANTIPA IN BUCHAREST.

VISIT THE ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY BUCHAREST AREA

ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY BUCHAREST TRAVEL AREA
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Description: Astronomical Observatory can be part of your journey in Bucharest. See what else can you visit in the Romanian capital in the area

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