An adult and a child looking at the sky. A telescope is in front of them. It is a beautiful evening atmosphere with the moon and stars visible. The galaxy is almost in reach.

Astronomy evening

An astronomy-gastronomy event

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Stargazing on the Gurten

Every year, four to six astronomy evenings are organized on the Gurten. Each of these evenings is dedicated to a specific astronomy theme relating to current circumstances.

By means of clear explanations, participants learn about the impressive properties of the solar system and the universe. Professionals from the Astroevents association explain the astronomical concepts with the help of easy-to-understand models. In the practical part, interesting information is provided about the constellations, while the stars and planets can be observed through several professional telescopes.

The astronomy evenings are organized in cooperation with Astroevents.

Current astronomy evenings

Astronomy evening
Cover picture of the event

Theme: Night of the planets

Fri, 21.10. 18:00-23:00
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Astronomy evening
The complex observatory explained as easy as child's play.

Theme: How does an observatory work?

Sat, 25.02. 18:00-23:00
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Astronomy evening
A person looking at shooting stars through a telescope.

Theme: Shooting star night - lyrid showers

Sat, 22.04. 18:00-23:00
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Astronomy evening
The infinite night sky with numerous stars and shooting stars can be seen behind the outline of the forest.

Theme: Perseids shooting star night

Sat, 12.08. 18:00-23:00
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Astronomy evening
At the partial lunar eclipse the moon is in the shadow of the earth.

Theme: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Sat, 28.10. 18:00-23:00
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Astronomy evening
The infinite night sky with numerous stars and shooting stars can be seen behind the outline of the forest.

Theme: Shooting star night - mild showers

Wed, 13.12. 18:00-23:00
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Venue: Kulturschür UPtown & observatory,
Gurten – Park im Grünen
Time: 6 p.m.–11 p.m.
Price: CHF 79 including food and beverages
CHF 49 for children aged 7–14
Does not include the Gurten funicular ticket
Age restriction: From 12 years
Language:  The astronomy evenings are held in German.
6 p.m.–6.45 p.m. Welcome and aperitif
6:45 p.m.–8 p.m. Interactive information on astronomy
8 p.m.–9:45 p.m. Starter, main course and dessert buffet
9:45 p.m.–11 p.m. Stargazing through professional telescopes
11:45 p.m.   Last departure of the Gurten funicular

Getting here

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

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