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Bosscha Observatory Opens for Night-time Tour After 4-year Hiatus

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Jakarta, IO – The Bosscha Observatory of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in Lembang, West Java, has again opened evening visits for the public. This step was taken for the first time after a hiatus of 4 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bosscha researcher Yatny Yulianti explained that evening visits are available for 100 people per session, which will be held on certain dates between June and August.

“We want to introduce how astronomy works at the observatory by providing experience observing the night sky and getting to know the Bosscha Observatory more closely,” said Yatny, per Beritasatu, Mon (24/6).

In this program, visitors will be invited to observe celestial objects or phenomena through telescopes and receive explanations from the staff.

“Our main goal is to provide visitors with direct experience on how to observe the night sky using the telescope at the Bosscha Observatory,” added Yatny.

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Yatny also appreciated the public’s enthusiasm for the evening tour. She said tickets costing Rp50,000 per person for June have been sold out in less than one minute.

“For June, we will open on the 14th and 21st. For July on the 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th. Meanwhile for August on the 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th,” detailed Yatny. (un)

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