Category: The sky preview

The starry sky in April 2024

Due to the later onset of twilight, the observatory opens on Friday evening in April one hour later at 9:00 p.m., assuming a cloudless night sky.Due to the irregular distribution of activity, this year's maximum of the Lyrids will occur on the morning of...

The starry sky in March 2024

Due to the later onset of twilight, the observatory will only open one hour later on Friday evening at 8 pm, assuming a cloudless night sky. This year's changeover to summer time will take place on the last weekend of...

The starry sky in January 2024

On 03.01. at 02 o'clock the earth is at a distance of 147.101 million kilometers in perihelion (close to the sun) on its orbit around the sun. The question may now arise as to why there is...

The starry sky in December 2023

On December 22 at 4:27 a.m., the sun is at the lowest point in its apparent orbit around our home planet for the northern hemisphere. This is also known as the winter solstice. Around midday, the sun reaches...

The starry sky in November 2023

The decreasing length of the day allows us to open the observatory from 7 p.m. on Fridays, weather permitting, from November until the end of February. Special events this month include the occultation of Venus...

The starry sky in October 2023

After the equinox on 23.09., the length of the nights predominates again. The observatory opens at 8 p.m., weather permitting. As every year, on the last Sunday of the month, this October the...

The starry sky in September 2023

The nights are now long enough. From now on, the observatory will again be offering public observation evenings on Friday evenings from 9 pm, provided the night sky is cloudless. A ticker on the main page will provide information about the night sky from Friday noon at the latest.

The starry sky in August 2023

Every year in August, countless shooting stars, the Perseids, can be observed. They get their name from their apparent origin in the direction of the constellation Perseus, which slowly rises above the eastern horizon during the month....

The starry sky in July 2023

The summer starry sky has arrived. After nightfall, the so-called summer triangle dominates, consisting of the bright stars Vega in Lyra, Deneb in the Swan and the slightly lower star Atair (also known as...