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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  • The Observatory on Petrin Hill, overlooking the city. We were here during the last day of vacation in Prague, unfortunately it was cloudy and we could not observe the Sun and Moon from their telescopes. Why recommend you go there when there are few clouds, or it doesn't rain. The Observatory Museum, is really interesting and well kept, the staff is knowledgeable and helpful. A gem is the scale that tells you the weight you have on each planet! Corny, Yes ... but cute! The Observatory is about 100 mt. left from the exit of the Lanovà funicular stop Dràha.
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  • This is a must visit when you get to Petrin hill. The exibition about planets and space is very informative, and you can see the sun through a telescope. In addition there is a room with meteorites, a...  more »
  • Petřín Park. Down the cable and see the Observatory soon. Luxury hotel but staff not the telescope two rooms, there were staff, very keen on using. Sorry I do not know Japan only! It is one of the facilities can be free admission at the Prague card.
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  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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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