The Division of Astrophysics will open their doors to the public on Culture Night with lectures, planetarium shows and stargazing (if the weather allows).
Activities at Astronomihuset
Observing with the Solar telescope, 15.00–17.00
If it is cloud-free, you can look through our Solar telescope at the entrance to Astronomihuset. With the help of this telescope we can look at the Sun's surface and try to identify features such as dark sunspots, where the Sun's magnetic field is particularly strong and the temperature lower than on the rest of the surface.
Public lectures in Lundmarksalen, 16.15–23.00
16.15–17.00: "Vad är tid? En astronoms funderingar kring tid och tidmätning" by Lennart Lindegren.
18.15–19.00: "The cosmic distance ladder" by Michal Pawlek.
20.15–21.00: "How to kill a planet" by Alexander Mustill.
22.15–23.00: "Cosmic explosions: supernovae, gamma-ray bursts and gravitational waves" by Ross Church.
Visits to the telescope dome, 20.30–23.00
If the night is clear, you can come up to the roof and the telescope dome for night-time observations. Visits will be in small groups and require good weather: this event will be cancelled if it is cloudy.
And don't miss: Activities at the Planetarium, 11.00–20.00
Our planetarium celebrates its 45 years - in adition to celebrating that on this day a century ago (16/09/1923) the worlds first planetarium projector was commissioned. Shows will be running from 11 to 19 in Swedish and from 19 to 20 in English.
Note that our planetarium is located at Vattenhallen, John Ericssons väg 1.