Astronomy is observing and measuring – that is the central theme of the exhibition on astronomy within the historic building of the Archenhold Observatory.
Already since 1909, the observatory has been presenting exhibitions on the topic of astronomy, which is one of the oldest sciences of mankind, and up to the present day it is the largest public observatory in Germany.
Apart from the »Large Refractor«, the world’s longest lens telescope, the historic Einstein Hall and the Zeiss Minor Planetarium also rank among the attractions of the Archenhold Observatory. Alternating special exhibitions are dedicated to the development of astronomy and highlight the different focal points.
Furthermore, the Archenhold Observatory offers an extensive program of related events and activities for children and adults.
A special feature is that one can observe the starlit sky over Berlin through the giant telescope from September to March on each second Friday of the month. On other Fridays, one can undertake observations through the 500-mm-reflector telescope if no clouds are blocking one’s view.