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“Interesting and great value”

Stefanik Observatory
Ranked #159 of 988 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 30 June 2013 via mobile

Paid 55kc each for entry and got lots for the money. We were practically the only people there for an hour so got personal tour. Got to see both the telescopes. Unfortunately it was wet and cloudy so they were focused onto the Perrin tower. But had it been nice they show you sun spots. They all speak English and the exhibits all duel language. Great little place to learn and spend an hour. Highly recommend.

Thank puddleduck16
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

This is a tiny and run-down observatory on Petřín hill.
It offers VERY little activities (especially for kids) and with unsteady opening hours you might as well give it a miss.

Thank TheShis
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

We visited the observatory with our children, 9 and 6 - the 9 year old is currently studying space at school, so when we saw the observatory on the map it seemed a good idea. I can't recommend it enough, very reasonable fee, helpful guides and fascinating information, if you like space at all (who doesn't?) All the information was dual language, there was a simulation of a black hole and several interactive exhibits including a giant scale which showed you your weight on different planets - great fun. A very knowledgeable and interesting guide showed us their two main domes and telescopes, opening up the domes and allowing us to look through the scopes - the weather was poor but he trained it on nearby buildings. An easy trip from Ujezd on the funicular and a short walk, lovely view of the castle too. It's not signposted at Petrin but just take funicular to the top, turn left - impossible to miss! We will plan a return trip and cross fingers for clear skies.

2  Thank Fiona F
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

We visited this observatory in Fall 2011, when it was a clear sky. It's very cheap to visit and great to take kids to look at the sky. You will be given excellent introduction to night sky by enthusiastic staff. Kids friendly, English commentary available. Staff will answer all your questions you may have. Due to light pollution you won't be able to see distant objects but you will be provided with great views at moon and close stars.

2  Thank vladaman
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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.

2  Thank Craig4646
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