The starry sky is just a telescope away
Gaze at the night sky in the silence of Monte Zugna, a 40-minute drive from Rovereto.
The Astronomical Observatory, which opened in 1997, is set on Monte Zugna at an altitude of 1,620 meters, in an area free of light pollution.
As one of the most avant-garde facilities for studying the heavens, the Observatory has the wherewithal to carry out world-class research, thanks to the partnership between the City Museum Foundation, the Astronomical Association of Rovereto and many other experts.
The Observatory has a cupola measuring 4 meters in diameter with 3 telescopes and a solar telescope (coelostat), the only one in the region, which allows you to look at the sun and, when are visible, any sunspots.
Every day the City Museum Foundation of Rovereto organizes daytime and evening visits for classes and private groups (minimum 10 – maximum 25 people) times to be agreed upon. Remember to book at least one week in advance.
Don’t miss out on the weekly summer event “dinner by starlight”, a combination of typical Trentino cuisine and stargazing. Are you a teacher? Have a look at our astronomy-themed learning holiday options with overnight stay at the Malga Zugna Refuge.