Observing the skies, Stefanik observatory

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Want to have a night out with kids on a special weekend? Well, Littlepanda recommends a tour of the Stefanik Observatory (Štefánikova hvězdárna) at Petrin Hill. It’s really a great way to spend the evening with children, especially if they like planets and the sky.
The observatory dates back to 1928 and even today, the coolest attraction here, is viewing the sky during the day and night.
During good weather, children have a greating time viewing the Sun, Moon (after dark), and the planets in the starry sky. The observations and tours are extremely child friendly and even young kids are welcome. Children get to observe the sky with large telescopes along with explanations by an expert. The observation of the sky is possible only during clear weather. During unfavorable weather, there is a demo at the dome. There are special shows and tours for kids every Saturday. Information is provided in Czech and English.
Opening Hours: The observatory is largely open from 11:00 am to 21:00 hours on weekends and the timings vary during week days. The schedule can be found here.
Location: Štefánik Observatory (Štefánikova hvězdárna), Petřín 205, Praha 1 – Malá Strana, 118 00
Entry fee: Approximately 160 CZK for families
Directions:
-By funicular railway from Újezd to Petřín (from 9.00 a.m. to 11.20 p.m.)
-By walk from Újezd (tram no. 6, 9, 12, 20, 22)
-By Walk from Strahov stadium (bus no. 143, 176, 191)
-By Walk from Pohořelec (tram no. 22)
Website: http://www.observatory.cz
Contact: E-mail: informace@observatory.cz, Tel.: +420 257 320 540

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