Night under the Stars

The strongest affection and utmost zeal should, I think, promote the studies concerned with the most beautiful objects. This is the discipline that deals with the universe's divine revolutions, the stars' motions, sizes, distances, risings and settings . . . for what is more beautiful than heaven? — Nicolaus Copernicus

Welcome to our Public Event

We warmly invite all astronomy lovers to the Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University for "Night under the Stars" on the dates given below.

All events begin promptly at 7 pm, unless otherwise noted.

We hope that this will not only generate enthusiasm for science, but also cut the seeming gap between scientists and the public. We believe that it is inherently human to look at the night sky and experience a great sense of awe. The vastness of the universe can make people feel modest and small, but when people begin to understand how it works, it can be the happiest and most satisfying endevaour one can embark on.

Entry is Free

We do however, require all participants to register and agree to our data release. If the form is not displayed, the event is full for the upcoming date. We can accomodate only up-to 40 participants in a meeting due to limited space.

Incase of questions: Telephone: +48 12 6238603 Email:

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30-06-2023Ashutosh PattnaikStorms in Space
19-05-2023Sachu SanjayanAstrophotography : A visual journey into capturing the art of cosmos
3-03-2023Syed NaqviSurfing the waves of SpaceTime
3-02-2023Aditya NarendraThe Science of Interstellar
15-07-2022Syed NaqviLove Story of Space and Time
17-01-2020Sachu SanjayanAstrophotography and Variable star observations using DSLR and mobile devices
13-12-2019Emily KosmaczewskiThe Formation and Life Cycle of Stars
08-11-2019Mariia BilinskaA universe of Galaxies
18-10-2019Unnikrishnan SureshkumarThe Cosmic Zoom Out
Schedule for the evening is as follows :
  • Popular science discussion related to Astronomy. We hope to raise public awareness of the activities currently being carried out by astronomers.
    Information about astronomers, public lectures from Sky Watches and our observatory's telescopes, and answers to your scientific queries can also be found on this page.
  • Tour around the observatory (Weather permitting)
  • Observation through 35 cm Maksutov telescope (Weather permitting)
  • Please remember to  wear a warm outfit. The observatory domes do not have heating by design!

    How to reach here?
    The observatory is located at ul. Orla 171 in Kraków which falls in Zone 1 area for public transit.
    "Obserwatorium" stop is located near the entrance to the Observatory.
    The observatory has a very small parking lot. We ask drivers who park around the observatory to comply with the relevant traffic regulations.


    Reservation for Nov 24th 2023 is currently: Closed

    Contact us

    Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University
    Street: Orla 171
    30-244 Kraków
    11B (New Building)
    tel. 126238(603)

    For any queries related to the event here please contact
    Goutham via or

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