Opening and Observation Times; Events

Public observation times

Our public observation times are always on Fridays. You can observe yourself through our telescopes the Moon, planets, stars, nebulae, and various other objects. Also, constellations will be explained, and we will answer your questions. The entrance is free, donations are appreciated.

The observation evenings are starting roughly at the end of dusk: September: 9 pm; October: 8 pm; November till February: 7 pm; March: 8 pm; April: 9 pm. Changes will be announced on our home page.

Mai – August: Observation only of bright objects like moon and bright planets. The times will be announced here.

Observation evenings are only taking place when there are clear sky conditions. There will be a running text on our homepage with updated information on whether the observatory will be open.

Group Visits and Special Opening Times

We offer observations for groups by agreement. Please use our contact form for inquiries.

Astronomy Day

Since the International Year of Astronomy in 2009, NAWI has been participating regularly in the activities of the Astronomy Day.

Open Campus

We are also taking part in the yearly “Open Campus Day“ of the Zweibrücken University of Applied Sciences, provided weather conditions allow the opening of the observatory. We then explain the principle of the operation of the telescopes and we also offer:

• Observations of the sun with its spots, granules, and prominences with our H-alpha telescope and other telescopes

• Observations of planets and even stars if conditions permit.