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Gunma Astronomical Observatory (群馬県立ぐんま天文台)

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Museum / Science Museum

This prefectural astronomical observatory is located in Nakayama, Takayama Village, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture. Its construction was planned in commemoration of Chiaki Mukai, the first Japanese female astronaut going to space, and was opened in 1999. It is equipped with a 150-centimeter telescope and a 65-centimeter telescope. Events such as telescope lessons and star guidance qualification courses are regularly held here. There are also exhibition spaces for things such as viewing solar telescope images and observational data, in addition to a shop which sells space food and illustrated reference books.

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Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntakayamamura Nakayama 6860-86 (Kusatsu / Shima / TsumagoiArea)

phone 0279705300
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[Facility tour]
10:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
[Nov.--Feb.] 10:00-16:00 (Last entry 15:30)

[Astronomical observation]
19:00-22:00 (Last entry 21:30)
[Nov.--Feb.] 18:00-21:00 (Last entry 20:30)

Review of Gunma Astronomical Observatory

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/02/09 一日中楽しめる。
夜間観望会へ寄らせていただいています。
暖かい時期は天気に恵まれないことが多く、屋内でのトピックが中心になる事もあります。
寒い時期は条件が良いときが多く、沢山の惑星や恒星が見られますが、望遠鏡ドームはとても寒いので、大袈裟な位の防寒対策が必要です。
また、庭?ではボランティアの方が小型の望遠鏡を使ったりPCを使ったりしながら天体観測の面白さ?を教えてくれます。

天体観測にあまり興味がなくても...
Reviewed:2019/08/16 美しい天体写真に魅入った!
行楽途中に偶然訪れたぐんま天文台。コンクリート打ちっ放しの館内に飾られた天体写真の美しさに思わず魅入ってしまった。まさかインドで見たジャンタル・マンタルが再現されていたのにもビックリ。次回は是非、夜の天体観測に訪れたい
Reviewed:2018/08/07 眺めのいいところです
県立ぐんま天文台を訪問。
駐車場から約600mの遊歩道を歩くとストーンヘンジなどのモニュメントが見えてきます。入場料は大人¥300。
望遠鏡の仕組みや知識、そして150cm,75cmの大型望遠鏡を見ることができます。
今度は夜に行って見たいです。
が、昼間の景色も最高ですよ。

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Details

Address
Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntakayamamura Nakayama 6860-86 [map]
Area
Kusatsu / Shima / TsumagoiArea
Phone
0279705300
Hours
[Facility tour]
10:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
[Nov.--Feb.] 10:00-16:00 (Last entry 15:30)

[Astronomical observation]
19:00-22:00 (Last entry 21:30)
[Nov.--Feb.] 18:00-21:00 (Last entry 20:30)
Closed
Monday (Next Weekday for Public holidays), New Year's Holiday
Fees
[Admission fee]
[Adult] 300yen
[College Students/High School Students] 200yen
Parking Lot
Available(100spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
* Reservations required for Saturday Sunday Public holiday
* Drinks only, meals not allowed
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (astronomical observation is not possible in rainy weather, etc.)
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Gunma prefecture is synonymous with onsen. Natural hot spring water sources throughout the prefecture have given rise to a series of small onsen towns, each set among luscious mountains. At Kusatsu, Ikaho, and Minakami, traditional indoor and outdoor bathing experiences are served hand in hand with irresistible onsen-themed food, including steam-cooked eggs and custard pudding.