The Štefánik Observatory, Prague

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Look into the depths of space at The Štefánik Observatory. The enthusiastic staff will lead you through a learning journey where you'll take a close-up look at the sun and experiment with different levels of light. While you are there, make sure to experience the meteorite exhibit and inspect the old science equipment on display. If you're coming in a group, give advance notice and the staff can arrange an English-language viewing of a show on the universe. To visit The Štefánik Observatory on your trip to Prague, use our Prague travel itinerary planner.
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  • Interesting exhibition. Two domes open housing lovely Karl Zeiss telescopes. Knowledgeable staff - English speaking. This was a fascinating way to spend 45 minutes and well worth the paultry entrance ...  more »
  • The Observatory is located near Prague in the middle of a beautiful park, and although not all experts say to the exhibits, so is also very much worth a visit. With the cable car up and the prospect, as well as the Observatory visit and then, either directly through the Park back to the old town, or the path of the Castle Hill and an extensive walk through Prague green zones...
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  • Yet a visit by accident (they are the best) which has proved to be very friendly! "" The Observatory gave us the opportunity to watch Venus and the Sun, but clouds prevented to see "the evening star". Anyway, the Sun and the explanations of our guides were more than enough. We were able to observe the Sun in an old telescope in 1907 but still dashing. The price is very modest.
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  • Wonderful place to visit. The staff is very friendly and they speak English. We were able to look through their giant telescope at the sun. They even had a ladder specifically for kids to use!
  • A delightful experience—a wealth of information, beautifully laid out with many interactive and engaging exhibits. Our guide showed us one of the telescopes and was very patient in explaining things to us even though English isn't his first language. Would definitely revisit in the future if possible
  • Amazing experience, staff is very nice, friendly, they speak really good English as well. They are helping everyone to understand and learn new things. First we observed Jupiter on one telescope, then Moon and Jupiter on the 2nd one, then some nebula and stars from Libra constellation on the first one. Really great experience for such low amount of money.
  • Amazing. Just too bad, the clouds weren't on our side and covered Jupiter.
  • Really cool observatory. They had a nice little museum to go with the telescopes. We got to go up on a clear summer night and view some of the planets as well as the moon. Check it out if you can.
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