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Observatorio. Kuva: Timo Huvilinna
Observatorio vuonna 1893. Kuva: A. E. Rosenbröijer, Helsingin kaupunginmuseo.
Talvinen Helsingin yliopiston Observatorio Tähtitorninmäellä. Kuva: Seppo Laakso

Helsinki Observatory open for public

Designed by the architect C.L. Engel, the Helsinki Observatory, which dates back to 1834, is open for public after having undergone a period of refurbishment.

The building currently features a visitor centre, run by the Helsinki University Museum, which introduces visitors to space and the history and future of astronomy. It is primarily aimed at children and young people but is open to all visitors.

The Observatory also hosts a planetarium and café as well as a lecture theatre, which is available for venue hire and is suitable for a range of events.

Read further:

Ursa Astronomical Association

Photos: A. E. Rosenbröijer / Helsinki City Museum, Timo Huvilinna, Seppo Laakso