The Astronomical Observatory "Amiral Vasile Urseanu"

The Astronomical Observatory "Amiral Vasile Urseanu" is the only astronomical observatory in the Romanian capital open to the public. The idea of an Astronomical Observatory was realized in 1908 when Amiral Vasile Urseanu became the president of the Romanian Astronomical Society. One of its aims was the establishment of a famous astronomical observatory to serve the propagation of astronomy among the masses.

The Observatory activity was focused on the popularization of astronomy, offering to all those interested the possibility of following through the spectacle of the celestial vault and carrying out astronomical observations and research carried out by amateur astronomers. The group of amateur astronomers was established near the Astronomical Observatory and had been organizing its activity since its reopening in the middle of the last century.

In 1968, this group was established in the Bucharest Astroclub, which still operates today.

In September 2017, after a 40-year absence, a permanent exhibition of astronomy called "Discovering the Universe", was inaugurated. Here, curiosity, imagination and thirst for knowledge are rewarded with a panoramic image of our place in the Universe. You will discover a dynamic, fascinating and surprising adventure in the astronomy exhibition.

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