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Program for visitors

Public opening days are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. During the summer season (April to August) the program in the digital planetarium starts at 19:00, the evening performance at 20:30, and evening observation then at 21:30. Additional performances are held on Saturdays - Public Observation of the Sun at 15:00 and Program for Children at 16:00. From September till March the beginnings of the performances are one hour earlier - at 14:00, 15:00, 18:00, 19:30, and 20:30. Admission 30,- to 90,- CZK according to the type of program and the age of the visitor. Program may be changed. Details are available on the Czech page.

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Observatory staff

Here you can find links to the home pages or e-mails. E-mail of our observatory is astrohk@astrohk.cz.

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.

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