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'Gerhard Franz Volkssternwarte ' - Tirschenreuth, Bayern, Deutschland
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N 49° 53.335 E 012° 20.206
33U E 308705 N 5529681
Quick Description: This is an astronomical observatory located in Tirschenreuth, Germany, Bavaria. It is located at the 'Hohen Rain' and is called 'Volkssternwarte Tirschentreuth'.
Location: Bayern, Germany
Date Posted: 3/23/2019 8:43:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM108ZE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 2

Long Description:

Aufgabe von Volkssternwarten ist die Vermittlung astronomischen Grundwissens. Die ursprüngliche Freude, den Sternhimmel mit eigenen Augen zu beobachten, soll vermittelt werden.

Es werden verschiedene Möglichkeiten aufgezeigt, wie man mit eigenen, einfachen Mitteln erste Beobachtungen selbst anstellen und dieses faszinierende Hobby weiter ausbauen kann.

Die Astronomie - Mutter aller Wissenschaften - stellt eines der faszinierendsten Gebiete überhaupt dar.

Viel Vergnügen beim Sternengucken hier!

Astronomical Observation in Tirschenreuth

The history
In 1964, the astronomical observatory Tirschenreuth was founded by a group of astronomy enthusiasts around Gerhard Franz. With the help of many donations and the help of local companies, a handsome dome observatory was finally created.

Since then, the observatory has also developed as a tourist magnet that spend their holidays here in the beautiful Upper Palatinate Forest and take the opportunity to get to know practical astronomy!

Enjoy your visit here!

(Sources: own research; Website ; Translation assisted by Google; Pictures by Waymarkowner Mar/19) Viel Vergnügen beim auf- und ablaufen hier!

Observatory Purpose: Research

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes

Radio Telescopes?: No

Solar Telescopes?: No

Open to the Public?: Yes

Is this a Club Observatory?: Yes

Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes

Active Observatory?: Active

Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 1

Site URL: [Web Link]

Year Dedicated or Opened: Not Listed

Altitude (meters): Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Note the time of day of your visit, and your own photo of your favorite part of the observatory. This might be the view from the observatory, picture of your favorite building or favorite exhibit. (Be mindful of flash photography rules!)

If you participated in an observing session, let everyone know what you saw!

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