Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

SkyPole facility will be launched at Landessternwarte

This star trail recording from a SkyPole system points towards the north celestial pole. (Source: Foto by Denise Böhm-Schweizer)

High above Heidelberg, on the extensive grounds of the Landessternwarte (LSW), a unique SkyPole system for observing celestial objects is to be put into operation in September 2023. The Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTS) is making the project possible so that even larger groups of visitors than before can experience the fascinating observation of the starry sky with the naked eye. Whether planets, stars, constellations or satellites, all of this will be on display: pure astronomy!

Media Information by Klaus Tschira Foundation
SkyPole Facility
Klaus Tschira Foundation

Prof. Dr. Norbert Christlieb
Zentrum für Astronomie Heidelberg, Landessternwarte
Telefon: 06221-54-1705
E-Mail: N.Christlieb(at)

zum Seitenanfang/up