Stargazing on the Uecht
Uecht Observatory enables you to observe the exciting objects to be found in our skies under the supervision of our committed and competent demonstrators.
Every Wednesday at 5.00 pm, we post whether tours are possible on that day or not.
Looking through a telescope with your own eyes is a great experience for adults and children alike. You decide the general scope of your visit: Would you like to visit the Uecht in a group (such as with a class of pupils), or are you more of a spontaneous stargazer? Both options are possible.
Spontaneous and relaxed: Wednesday evenings from 6 July
Every Wednesday evening – weather permitting – the observatory is open for stargazing. Whether you’ve registered beforehand or come by on the spur of the moment, our demonstrators warmly welcome everyone to the Uecht. Find out more by clicking on this link. Every Wednesday at 5.00 pm, we post whether tours are possible on that day or not.
Planned and prepared: group tours
We’re more than happy to show you round the observatory in a group. You decide which topics we should focus on. So that your visit runs smoothly, we need a few details from you in advance. Find out more here.
Stiftung Sternwarte Uecht: opening times
October–March: 8.00 pm
April: 9.00 pm
May: 9.30 pm
June–July: 10.00 pm
August: 9.30 pm
September: 9.00 pm
We recommend that children visit the observatory between September and April. Tours last between one and two hours depending on the time of year, the visibility and the number of visitors.
The Gantrisch Nature Park is planning certification with the International Dark Sky Association (IDSA) as a Dark Sky Park. The Uecht Observatory supports these efforts. Visit the Gantrisch Star Park website www.sternenpark-gantrisch.ch to learn why the dark night sky is important for more than just stargazing and to discover more astronomy experiences in the Gantrisch Park.
The Uecht Observatory is located on the Musse Trail. You can combine this with your visit to the Uecht Observatory or with other experiences in the Gantrisch Nature Park. For more information please visit www.gantrisch.ch