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Ole Rømer Observatory

At The Ole Rømer Observatory in Aarhus you can enjoy the fascinating sight of the lunar landscape seen through telescopes. The Observatory is under reconstruction, and will open again in September 2023.

The planets Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are impressive as well. You might also be able to see a double star, which is two or more stars orbiting each other. Their different colours are normally clearly distinguished.

The history of the observatory

The Ole Rømer Observatory in the suburb of Højbjerg, south of Aarhus, was erected in 1911, to be used by the German private astronomer Friedrich Krüger. After 1916, the observatory was run in collaboration between the city of Aarhus and the Danish State. From 1956 to 1974, the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Aarhus was located here, and the university is still in charge of scientific astronomical work at the observatory.

For reservation please contact the Steno Museum.

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