Registration is required. Register using the link Registration for the excursion below. Registration closes at the end of the previous lecture, at 16:00 on Tuesday 3.3.2020.
Purpose of the excursion
The observatory / museum contains exhibitions dealing with the development of astronomy over the last centuries. In addition to seeing the astronomical architecture (purpose-built for observations), you have the chance to see the actual observing tools (including but not limited to the main telescopes), as well as astronomy-themed art, and a planetarium show.
Those interested in the historical and architectural aspects, should check out the material shared below.
We divide into groups, with one having the tour in English and the rest in Finnish.
The guided tours start at 18:00, so everyone needs to arrive at 17:45 to have time for practical things (clothes should be left in the cloak room).
Please note that we will meet at the observatory, not in Otaniemi. For directions, see below.
The admission and the tours on Thursday are paid by the course.
If you cannot make it on Thursday, you can visit the place by yourself during the same week and the next, until Sun 15.3. The Observatory is open from Thursday to Sunday (detailed opening hours here). The ticket counter has the list of course participants, and your admission will be paid by the course.
however, that if you go there alone, you will not be able to visit the
telescope towers or the planetarium, nor will you have a guided tour, except on Saturday 14.3. at 14:00, when the Observatory staff also show the telescopes and the planetarium as part of the general admission (most likely only in Finnish, though). If you want to go there on Sat 14.3., be there at 13:30 to reserve a place for the tour.
The address of the Observatory is Kopernikuksentie 1, Helsinki. We will meet in the inner yard, in front of the main entrance.
you arrive by car, note that there are no dedicated parking lots for
visitors. If you need to park your car, reserve enough time for that as