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Chokainomori Astronomical Obsevatory, Cosmos Domu (眺海の森天体観測館・コスモス童夢)

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Museum / Science Museum

This astronomical observatory is in the Chokai-no-mori area of Tsuchibuchi, Sakata City. It has a 50-centimeter reflector telescope, the largest in the Shonai region. They hold astronomical observations at night on Fridays and Saturdays and during the day on Saturdays and Sundays. In the annex's exhibition room there's a model of the space shuttle, a display of the constellations, and a large quick reference board of the stars where you can see what the sky will look like later that night.

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Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Tsuchibuchi Akira Jiro 20-2 (Sakata / TsuruokaArea)

phone 0234614012
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[Apr.--Nov. End (Friday/Saturday Dinner)] 19:30-21:30 (Latest entry 21:00)
[Saturday Sunday Public holiday Lunch] 11:00-17:00 (Oct. After 10:00-16:00)
* Buddhist vacation is open continuously between dinners

Review of Chokainomori Astoronomical Observatory Cosmos Dorm

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/07/27 見渡す景色も素晴らしい
最上川沿いから山手に進んだ一番上にあります。眺海の森というだけあって、見渡す景色もすばらしく、鳥海山も美しく見えました。天体観測だけでなく、散策の目的地などにも利用できる場所です。ただ、周囲は風が強いので気を付けてください。
Reviewed:2018/08/06 口径50cmの反射望遠鏡がある
眺海の森の高台にある天体観測施設で天体ドームには、口径50cmの反射望遠鏡があります。星座の成り立ちを学べる星のミュージアムやスペースシャトルやロケットの模型が展示してあり、展望廊下からは庄内平野が一望できますよ。
Reviewed:2018/04/29 綺麗な場所です。
天体観測館ということで行きました。素晴らしい施設で圧倒されました。雰囲気があり、また佇まいが素晴らしいです。大変勉強になりました。

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Address
Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Tsuchibuchi Akira Jiro 20-2 [map]
Area
Sakata / TsuruokaArea
Phone
0234614012
Hours
[Apr.--Nov. End (Friday/Saturday Dinner)] 19:30-21:30 (Latest entry 21:00)
[Saturday Sunday Public holiday Lunch] 11:00-17:00 (Oct. After 10:00-16:00)
* Buddhist vacation is open continuously between dinners
Closed
Monday-Thursday (Open for Public holidays)
* Refer to the calendar of the museum for details.
Fees
[Adult] 110yen
[High School Students and below] 50yen
[Pre-schoolers] Free
Parking Lot
Available(50spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Note
* Telephones can only be accepted during opening hours

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