Varese: astronomy and the Observatory of Campo dei Fiori

Varese: Astronomical Observatory G. V. Schiaparelli – Campo dei Fiori

Osservatorio Campo dei Fiori

The Astronomical Observatory of Campo dei Fiori, with its citadel of Nature Sciences, are among the most estimable but at the same time little known beauties of Varese territory. The visit, lasting about 30 minutes, consists of an introduction to the history and activities of the Citadel, followed by the vision of the cupola with the main telescope, meteorological and seismic room connected to the Pre-alpine and Geophysical Centre at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia.

A trip outside, immersed in the green of Campo dei Fiori, but also in astronomical and scientific knowledge. Suited to those who want to combine business with pleasure, feeding not only the spirit and the body but also the mind. On booking in advance and waiting list queue, guided tours are also possible.

The Observatory of Campo dei Fiori also opens to the public in some extraordinary events during the summer.

Saturday June 21th hours 21.00 “Songs under the stars”

Evening of music and astronomy in collaboration with Alpine choir “Campo dei Fiori”. Mountain songs and astronomical observation with telescopes provided by the Association. Booking is essential at the Observatory Secretariat number: 0332/235491

Saturday 5th July hours 21.00 – Music by Moonlight – From the beautiful and evocative setting of Belvedere Paul VI del Sacro Monte.
Special evening of music and astronomy in collaboration with Ensemble saxophones of Varese’s Civic Music Highschool.
To follow public astronomical observation with telescopes provided by the Association.

Sunday 20th July – From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. hours- Open doors at the Observatory

  • The forest and its animals
  • Paths in the trail “the forest”, visits to the Observatory and greenhouse, observing the Sun and educational workshops.
  • The guided tours to the trail start every half hour, from 10 a.m. to 15.30, and will have a maximum duration of 1 hour. The start will be from the entrance gate of the Citadel.

In collaboration with the Voluntary Ecological Guards (GEV) of the Park of Campo dei Fiori.

Tuesday 12th August – hours 20.30 – Evening dedicated to shooting stars “the Perseids”-Villa Toeplitz

In one of the most beautiful villas of the city of Varese, Villa Toeplitz, external presentation of the phenomenon of falling stars.
Following observation of the Perseids, the summer constellations and stars with telescopes provided by the Association.

Credist photo: