Come and experience the magic of stargazing on the roof of Felix Meritis in Amsterdam! On March 3rd, join us for Felix’ Watch the Stars as we gaze up at the stars while surrounded by the beautiful city lights. The knowledgeable guides from Volksterrenwacht Amsterdam will be on hand to share their expertise and answer questions you may have about the stars and constellations visible that night.
We’ll also have telescopes available for you to use, making this the perfect opportunity for both seasoned stargazers and those new to the hobby. Entrance is completely free, all you need to do is RSVP to reserve your spot and stay updated on any weather-related postponements. Don’t miss out – RSVP and we’ll see you on the roof!
Stargazing is a good way to unplug and connect with the natural world after a long week of work. As you gaze up at the night sky, you’ll be reminded of the vastness and beauty of the universe. The serene and peaceful atmosphere of stargazing can help you forget about stress and distractions of daily life, and focus on the present moment. One of the better ways to start your weekend.
Note: the Volkssterrenwacht Amsterdam is predominately Dutch speaking. But there will be enough to see and some hosts will also be able to translate they’re findings.
The observatory on the Felix roof one of the oldest observatories in Europe and the first observatory designed from the drawing board. For over a century, members of the Felix Meritis society studied the night sky from the Observatory, and prominent guests such as Arthur Schopenhauer enjoyed the expansive view. Now you can too.
Note: the weather needs to be good/not cloudy in order to make Felix’ Watch the Stars a success. Please keep an eye on your email the days before in case we need to reschedule.
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Volkssterrenwacht Amsterdam | Star Specialists
Volksterrenwacht Amsterdam (Amsterdam People’s Observatory) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting and educating the public about the wonders of the night sky. They offer a variety of stargazing events, lectures, and workshops for people of all ages and skill levels. With the help of experienced volunteers, they provide access to telescopes and other equipment, and offer guidance on how to use them. They aim to make the study of astronomy accessible and enjoyable for everyone, and to inspire a love of the night sky in the community.