Astronomy Outreach

Vienna University Observatory

During the IAU GA, the historical building of the Vienna University Observatory will be open to interested conference participants. The Observatory harbours, among other treasures, astronomical literature dating back to the 15th-18th centuries and a 27 inch refractor, manufactured by Howard Grubb in Dublin - an instrument that used to be the world's largest refracting telescope for several years. Participation in these guided tours will be upon on-site registration at the conference venue. Note that the University Observatory is located in the 18th district of Vienna at the address: Türkenschanzstrasse 17, 1180 Wien. Our pre-defined guided tours will take place between 8-11 PM on: 

Wed, 22nd Aug.Fri, 24th Aug.Mon, 27th Aug.Fri, 31st Aug.

Natural History Museum

As a special offer, the Natural History Museum, harbouring e.g. the world-largest meteorite collection, invites GA 2018 participants and their families to visit this imperial building from the 19th century and its famous exhibitions for half of the regular admission fee (show your badge!). Moreover, from July to September 2018 the NHM will host the ESA/HST exhibition "Our Place in Space", a fusion of HST images with Austrian arts.

Opening hours:
Thursday-Monday: 09:00 - 18:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday: closed
last entrance half an hour before closing time

Kuffner Observatory

Escape the heat of the city and relax in the Kuffner-Observatory's shady and cool garden after a long GA day. Admire the authentic and intact 19th century observatory founded in 1884 by Jewish entrepreneur, beer-brewer and mountaineer Moriz von Kuffner. For more Information about the Kuffner Observatory and special excursions like "The Großmugl Milky-Way Express " or "The Starlight Alp" click HERE. 

Futher Outreach Activities will be organized by:

More information will be provided soon.




























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