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We would like to visit the observatory.
Do we need to book or can we just turn up.
The public can visit these days only:
During the οpen days the Observatory facilities can be visited from 17:00 to 23:00. Up until 20:30 the visitors have the opportunity to be guided through the Observatory’s infrastructure and follow a related presentation. After that time the telescope points to select astronomical objects and the visitors can view them through an eyepiece.