Sunday, 16 March 2008

Museums: Daejeon Daejeon Observatory

One of the great places to visit in Daejeon and one that is just a short walk from the back gate of KAIST is the Daejeon Observatory. The Observatory offers people opportunities to observe celestial bodies is [was?] the first of its kind in Korea in terms of accessibility for ordinary people to observe astronomy. The observation of the sun can be made during the day, and during the night observations of other celestial bodies such as planets, nebulas, and clusters of stars, the Miky Way are available through its astronomical telescopes.

Facilities: Main Observation Room: A 25 cm refractive telescope with automatic searching and tracking of celestial bodies. Supplementary Observation Room: A sliding dome, 6.6 m wide and 11.7 m long; Planetarium: Planetarium shows the planets and the stars in the night sky;
Exhibition Hall; Seminar Room

Opening: 14:00~22:00 (Opening hours are subject to change due to weather) [Closed: Mondays, Days Following Holidays]
Main Observation Room: (2:10~2:30, 3:10~3:30, 7:20~7:40, 8:20~8:40)
Supplementary Observation Room:(2:30~2:50, 3:30~3:50, 7:30~7:50, 8:30~8:50)
Planetarium: (4:00~4:30, 6:00~6:30 Only during the weekends, 7:00~7:30, 8:00~8:30 SF Movies offered only during the weekends)
( 6:30~ )
Phone: 042) 863-8763, Fax. 042) 863-8761
Address: #7-13 Sinseong-Dong, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon
Location: Map
Pamphlet: side 1 side 2


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