Sladkovicova 41
920 01 Hlohovec
Slovak Republic

Geographic location:

Latitude: 48° 25?11?
Longitude: -17° 47? 54?
Height: 231m


phone: +421 33 730 1828
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Our activities:

Hlohovec is one of the nineteen towns in Slovakia with an observatory and one of the five towns in Slovakia with a planetarium. Our institution serves for educational activities, popularization of astronomy, as well as scientific research.

We offer planetarium programmes, presentations and public observations of Sun and night sky. Our activities are designed for students of primary and secondary schools and also for general public. Almost twenty thousand visitors per year utilize our services. We have collection of self-prepared high-quality programmes, educative films and video records from the field of astronomy.

Planetarium ZKP-2
Planetarium ZKP-2 (jpg 190kB)
A. Rukl's presentation
A. Rukl's presentation (jpg 66kB)
Children at the telescope
Children at the telescope (jpg 84kB)

We organize interest activities for children and young people; Astronomical bee for pupils of primary schools and Youth Astronomers' Club for students of secondary schools. We prepare or participate in various meetings, seminars or conferences for young people, students, teachers, general public, as well as scientists.

P. Hazucha is working with young people
P. Hazucha is working with young people (jpg 105kB)
Winter meeting of young astronomers 1998
Winter meeting of young astronomers 1998 (jpg 104kB)
Total Solar Eclipse expedition on 11th August 1999 Jánosháza, Hungary
Total Solar Eclipse expedition on 11th August 1999 Jánosháza, Hungary (jpg 99kB)

         Telescope Cassegrain    600/7500 

Stellar Conference in Bezovec 2002
Stellar Conference in Bezovec 2002 (jpg 99kB)

The observatory utilizes state-of-the-art techical equipment, including the second biggest telescope in Slovakia. Large amount of hight-quality devices is used for popularization and scientific activities. Observational activities in both cases are supplied by research department of our institution. These activities are also performed by members of Observers' Club, the group of people interested into the astronomy and cooperating with Hlohovec Observatory and Planetarium in all its activities. We obtain observational material from Sun, Solar system, our Galaxy and the other fields of interests, mainly from the field of variable stars. We publish scientific, as well as popular papers in the national and international journals.

V. Kollar by Cassegrain 600/7500
V. Kollar during his work on the second biggest telescope in Slovakia (jpg 154kB)
Spiral galaxy M 31
Spiral galaxy M 31 exposed by ST-9XE through Maksutov Camera 5,6/1000 (jpg 23kB)
Sunspots on 12th May 1981
Sunspots on 12th May. 1981. Photo: V. Karlovsky (jpg 21kB)

Hlohovec Observatory and Planetarium also supports the local branch of Slovak Astronomical Society.

Visit possibilities:

You can order the individual planetarium programme by phone (planetarium capacity: 56 seats).




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