A demonstrator explains the telescope to guests at the observatory on the Gurten.

Stargazing in Bern

An astronomical experience

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A journey of discovery through the solar system

Plunge into the fascinating world of astronomy. Learn more about the amazing characteristics of the planets, the origins of stars, how the Milky Way came into existence and other interesting facts about our galaxy. Have these complex topics explained to you through comprehensible models. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to observe planets and stars through professional telescopes that bring you so much closer to the starry night sky.

Share these moments with your colleagues and together, marvel at the features of our galaxy. Weeks later, you will still be talking about Sirius, the Big Dipper and the Milky Way.

The stargazing event is organized in cooperation with Astro Events.

Small observatory program
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
Participants: 5–20 people
Venue:   inside & outside
Bookable: on request, any time with the exception of Tuesday and Sunday evening
Large observatory program
Duration: approx. 2.5 hours
Participants: 5–100 people
Venue:   inside & outside
Bookable: on request, any time with the exception of Tuesday and Sunday evening
Comments: Additional telescopes will be set up depending on the size of the group

Small observatory program
From CHF 25 per person (minimum of CHF 440)

Large observatory program
From CHF 45 per person (minimum of CHF 600)

Getting here

The easiest way to find us. There are parking spaces right next to the Gurtenbahn funicular valley station.

More

A diagram with an overview of how best to get to the Gurten. By public transportation or car, the Gurten is ideally located.