We invite you to visit our new bus excursion of the season to the Pulkovo Observatory!
Accompanied by a professional guide you will visit the famous Astronomical Museum and the Western Meridian Hall with a large transit instrument and a large vertical circle. Here we will see the main tools of the Pulkovo Observatory of the XIX century on its historical foundations, a fragment of the famous Sikhote-Alin meteorite and other interesting exhibit , and also learn about the history of the observatory. We are going to see a large radio telescope and a visit to the observatory's scientific site.
In the second part of our excursion we will visit one of three objects (depending on the weather conditions):
- Solar telescope ATSU-5 with observation of the Sun in a telescope with clear weather. In cloudy weather, the Sun is displayed in real time on the monitor, where a signal is received via the Internet from the SDO space observatory. Lectures with a demonstration of short video films about the universe, new discoveries and hypotheses in astronomy;
- Double refractor telescope in the central tower of the Main Building with a demonstration of the telescope movements, rotation of the tower dome when the weather is clear / with cloudy weather visiting a 26-inch refractor;
- Normal astrograph with a demonstration of the movements of the telescope, rotation of the dome and celestial bodies visible by day, through the eyepiece of the telescope /if there are no observations, visit the 26-inch refractor.
! Russian-speaking guide
Why you should choose this tour:
-Our modern buses with large panoramic windows will allow you to observe the must-see attractions of Pulkovo Observatory!.
-Our professional licensed guide will give you a lot of interesting information.
-Our optimal travel route allows you to see the main attractions.
-Great opportunity to take memorable pictures.
Price includes entrance tickets to Pulkovo Observatory!
This tour often choose a family with kids
Bus tour to Pulkovo Observatory an excellent choice to discover the world of astronomy! Buy your tickets online without any fee & a queue. It takes just a few minutes. You don't need to print a ticket, just show it from your mobile device!
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Departure at 09:30 a.m.
Duration: 4 hours
Place of departure:
Place of departure/arrival: Zvenigorodskaya St.5 (metro station "Zvenigorodskaya"). You can buy bus tickets on the website, without any queue & fee, or in our sales office: Nevsky prospect 22, 4th floor (*elevator), office 14 (don't buy tickets on the street!). In our office we offer free services: WC, water, city maps & booklets. The office is open daily, working hours. Сash & bank cards are accepted.