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

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 *Nov.-Feb. until 16:00
[Astronomical view] 19:00-22:00 (No reservation required for SaturdaySundayPublic holiday, reservation required for Wednesday-Friday) *Nov .-Feb. 18:00-21:00/*Lunch/Dinner admission Reception is closed 30 minutes closing

Review of Gunma Astronomical Observatory

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
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。
Reviewed:2017/07/09 夜の天体観測
旅行情報誌にも紹介されている天文台です。山の上にあり、駐車場から階段を上り、10分程。なかなかの勾配です。階段で歩きやすいのですが、熊に出くわすことも多く、鈴が入り口に置いてあり、鳴らしながら踊り場では鉦も鳴らしながら進みます。足の悪い方は麓から電話すれば迎えが来ます。皆さん小さなお子さん連れて上ってました。急に開けた場所に天文台はありました。夏場は22時まで営業しており、一度16時半に閉館しま...

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Address
Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntakayamamura Nakayama 6860-86 [ map ]
Area
Kusatsu / Shima / TsumagoiArea
Phone
0279705300
Hours
[Facility tour] 10:00-17:00 *Nov.-Feb. until 16:00
[Astronomical view] 19:00-22:00 (No reservation required for SaturdaySundayPublic holiday, reservation required for Wednesday-Friday) *Nov .-Feb. 18:00-21:00/*Lunch/Dinner admission Reception is closed 30 minutes closing
Closed
Monday (next weekday if public holiday), New Year's Holiday
Fees
[Adult]300yen
[High School Students]200yen
Parking Lot
Available(100spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Other (Available only in smoking areas)
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (astronomical observation is not possible in rainy weather)
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.

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