Night under the Stars

The strongest affection and utmost zeal should, I think, promote the studies concerned with the most beautiful objects. This is the discipline that deals with the universe's divine revolutions, the stars' motions, sizes, distances, risings and settings . . . for what is more beautiful than heaven? — Nicolaus Copernicus

Welcome to our Public Event

In-person events are cancelled for the time being because COVID-19 precautions. Follow us on Facebook for ways to stay connected Online.

We warmly invite all astronomy lovers to the Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University for "Night under the Stars" on the dates given below.

All events begin promptly at 7 pm,unless otherwise noted.

We hope that this will not only generate enthusiasm for science, but also cut the seeming gap between scientists and the public. We believe that it is inherently human to look at the night sky and experience a great sense of awe. The vastness of the universe can make people feel modest and small, but when people begin to understand how it works, it can be the happiest and most satisfying endevaour one can embark on.

Entry is Free

We do however, require all participants to register and agree to our data release. If the form is not displayed, the event is full for the upcoming date. We can accomodate only up-to 40 participants in a meeting due to limited space.

Reservation for 17 January 2020 is currently: Close

Incase of questions: Telephone: +48 12 6238603 Email: evening@oa.uj.edu.pl

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18-10-2019Unnikrishnan SureshkumarThe Cosmic Zoom Out
08-11-2019Mariia BilinskaA universe of Galaxies
13-12-2019Emily KosmaczewskiThe Formation and Life Cycle of Stars
17-01-2020Sachu SanjayanAstrophotography and Variable star observations using DSLR and mobile devices
00-02-2020No Event due to Semester break
20-03-2020NO EVENT : Precautionary measure in order to avoid spreading of Coronavirus outbreak, International pandemic decree.
20-04-2020CANCELLED Sagar Sethi
08-05-2020CANCELLED Rajeev Singh
17-05-2020CANCELLED Subhrata Dey
12-06-2020CANCELLED Anitha Ravishankar

    Schedule for the evening is as follows :
  • Popular science discussion related to Astronomy. We hope to raise public awareness of the activities currently being carried out by astronomers.
    Information about astronomers, public lectures from Sky Watches and our observatory's telescopes, and answers to your scientific queries can also be found on this page.
  • Tour around the observatory (Weather permitting)
  • Observation through 35 cm Maksutov telescope (Weather permitting)

Please remember to  wear a warm outfit. The observatory domes do not have heating by design!

How to reach here?
The observatory is located at ul. Orla 171 in Kraków which falls in Zone 1 area for public transit.
The most convenient public transit is the bus line 102 to the "Obserwatorium" stop located near the entrance to the Observatory.
The observatory has a very small parking lot. We ask drivers who park around the observatory to comply with the relevant traffic regulations.

Contact us

Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University
Street: Orla 171
30-244 Kraków
11B (New Building)
tel. 126238(603)

For any queries related to the event here please contact
Emily Kosmaczewski via e-mail:evening@oa.uj.edu.pl or

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