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Bosscha Observatory, Lembang
(3.9/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • New regulations : Personal Visit : only saturday between 10-1pm We are travellers from Bali, with young children. Unfortunately we could go in. Too bad coz they didnt update the web 
  • Yey, at last i can come to this location (place where i saw it first on Petualangan Sherina). It is easy to reach this place, there is public transport that pass this bosscha gate, but to really reall...  more »
  • Bosscha observatory is located in Lembang, north of Bandung city. It can be visited for public (personal or family or small group) on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., while weekdays are for large group...  more »
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  • Wow BOSSCHA have a biggest telescope in Indonesia and the price was not much just IDR 15.000 the best observatorioum in indonesia..
  • Worth a visit, no bule pricing!!!! (15k IDR). No English on the main telescope explanation didn't ask any questions as im sure he covered it all in bahasa. Also the hours on Google are correct. Only open Saturday.
  • A must-visit in Bandung, Bosscha has almost everything you can get as a travel destination: historical site, oldest space observatory with buildings and some telescopes from the Dutch colonial era; small museum; green, spacious open space with fresh air and a bit cold temperature; helpful & knowledgeable staffs from the security persons to the staffs who are mainly from the students and lectures from the Astronomy Faculty in ITB (Bandung Technology Institute); and unbelievably cheap entrance ticket. Whether you are a solo traveller, or travel with small group or family, this place will suit you. Take your time to visit the main telescope with its elevated floor, and opening dome. The guide is usually an astronomy student and delivers the story in Indonesia but will easily take questions in English. However, the direction to go to the observatory is not really clear. The road is small with very few road signs which you could easily miss out. The observatory was built up in the highest location above the city of Bandung, donated by a generous Dutch businessman. For decades, Bosscha enjoyed the clear sky as one of the key space observatory in the equator. Unfortunately, uncontrolled housing development in the upper side of Bandung is making space observation less and less effective due to the light pollution from the residential areas close the observatory, especially during the dusk and dawn time. The observatory is campaigning to put a cap over every lamp, hence reducing the upward lighting, but I don't think the rich people who owns the luxurious houses & villas are even care about this. The government is planning to build up new national observatory in West Nusa Tenggara, in the Central Indonesia, five hours flight from Bandung. Bosscha will remain a historical site with functioning telescopes albeit with much less role in the global network of space observatories.
  • Nambah wawasan..
  • Interesting place to study astronomy. You need to bring your umbrella, as a precaution in case of rain there