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“Interesting & Fun”

Stefanik Observatory
Ranked #167 of 956 things to do in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 7 May 2011

We just happened to cross this observatory while walking around on top of Petrin Hill. I am now so pleased we found this little attraction, you have the opportunity to look through the telescopes and they tell you about them and how they work. While we were there they had the telescope at the Sun, and you were able to see soloar flares and sunspots. Any questions we had they were only happy to answer.

As this isn't a popular attraction, there are no queues and so you had as much time as you like looking through the telescope was like having a personal tour. The observatory also opens at night when the sky is clearer and you have the opportunity to view planets / comments or what ever is viewable at the current time.

For the obvious reasons I would recommend only going on clear sky days. It is right next to the observatory tower on petrin hill.

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Reviewed 17 January 2006

Don't miss the observatory! It's small, antique, and a lot of fun. When you take the funicular to the top of Petrin Hill, you'll ask yourself what you should do next. Well, if the tower is closed (as it is during the winter), walk to the left until you run across the old Stefanik Observatory. From the 1930s, it is a functioning observatory that in good weather permits visitors to view the moon and planets through its lenses. There are exhibits about Czech astronomers and astronomy in general (basic and easy to understand), and best of all are the student docents who are SO delighted to have a visitor that they make sure you get every question answered. This is a part of Prague that most visitors miss.

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