Solar exhibition

solar exhibition

The solar telescope on the roof of main builiding leads sunlight into the exhibition room. Part of the light is lead to spectroscope and produces "live spectrum" with dark Fraunhofer-absorption lines. The remaining light is projected as a bright image of the sun of approximately 100 cm in diameter. The solar telescope is also equipped with smaller sub telescopes with Hα filters. Sunspots, prominences, dark filaments, flares are visible if they exist.

Exhibition room

exhibition room

Several objects and large panels, which introduce the world of astronomy and works of observatory are displayed.

Examples: How the telescope works? Why we need large telescopes? How to get spectrum? What the spectrum tells us? What the near-infrared camera shows us? How to measure the distance to stellar objects? How the stars evolve?


150cm reflector

150 cm reflector & 65 cm reflector are displayed. These telescopes are used not only for researches but also starwathcing. A researcher or a teacher always stay at the dome of 150 cm reflector as an interpreter. Feel easy to ask questions.



There are replica of Jantar Mantar and an stone circle. Jantar Mantar is an indian observatory built in 18th century.