Our observatory at Melle on Oldendorfer Berg is our central place to experience space. Guests are always welcome. Every Saturday after dark (in winter from 20:00), the observatory is occupied by us until about 24:00 to explore the stars with our visitors. Start of the guided observation is 20:00. A prerequisite is, of course, a clear sky. In June and July the sky is to bright for observations due to the midnight dusk.
We accept a small fee of 3 € (1,50 € reduced) per person. If you want to be sure that our observatory is occupied on Saturday, you can call at: 0162 7096931
The Astro-Stammtisch meets every 14 days on Wednesdays from 20:00 at the "Landhaus Stumpe" in Bissendorf. In a relaxed atmosphere, we talk about this and that of astronomy and what else we are concerned with.
Our Astronomische Arbeitsgemeinschaft meets on thematically oriented events on the last Friday of the month (except during the school holidays) from 20:00 at the Museum am Schölerberg.
Guests are welcome to all events! You can also contact us, for example for a private guide at the Sternwarte, or connect with us via Facebook. Information at: Dr. Andreas Hänel, Tel. 0541-5600326, email: email@example.com.
Last change: 4.7.2019
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50 years moon landing - special tours at our observatory
Saturday, July 13, 2019, 22:00
Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 pm
(The different and late start times are due to the sunsets or lunar rise times)
On July 20, 1969, in the Sea of Tranquility, the Mare Tranquilitatis, a human being entered the surface of the Moon for the first time. After that there were several more successful moon landings of American astronauts. Since all landing areas lie on the side of the Moon facing the earth, they can be viewed with the necessary equipment.
In the 50th year of this "great step for humanity" we too want to observe the moon. Provided good weather, we observe with our large telescope the moon and "visit" the different landing areas of the astronauts.
We are part of the worldwide activities for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. (-more-)
Actual sun in visible light
SDO Intensitygram , Source: NASA
Actual sun in extreme ultraviolett light (30,4 nm wavelength)Source: NASA