About the Observatory

The Observatory and planetarium are located on the southern outskirts of Hradec Kralove - regional capital of eastern Bohemia. One of the most beautiful places was selected for the building - on the ridge between Zamecek and New Hradec Kralove. A breathtaking view opens onto the lowlands of river Labe and to the south on a smooth valley with mirrors of Datlik and Roudnicka lakes.

The bulid-up of the observatory was held from 1947 till 1961. One branch of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute - Solar and Ozonospheric Observatory and a part of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, are also housed here. The geographical coordinates of the main dome are 15°50'21" east longitude, 50°10'38" north latitude, 287 m above the sea level.

Telescopes and equipment of the observatory:

Our founder, partners and sources:

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