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Universe on tour

The fascinating show invites you on a journey into space – from the observation of the sky with the naked eye to the invention of the telescope and today’s astronomy. An accompanying exhibition provides information on the role of light as an information carrier and shows the impact of light pollution on the environment.

In Jena, the roadshow arrives at a location with several hundred years of astronomical tradition. Already 450 years ago, Jena was a center of observation of the sky in Central Europe.

The history of Jena astronomy is closely linked to two important universal academics: The university observatory located in Schillergäßchen was built under the direction of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and the revolving observation tower is an annex to Friedrich Schiller’s garden house.

Our member Eike Günther will give a lecture on Saturday, 03.06. at 20.45 on the following topic: “Planets of other stars, the strange siblings of the earth”.

Find more information here.

Public Outreach
Jena, Theatervorplatz, Schillergäßchen 1
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
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