Bosscha Observatory

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  • Address: JL. Teropong Bintang, Cikahuripan, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +62-222786001
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Observation Deck

Bosscha Observatory - Review

Bosscha Observatory is the oldest observatory in Indonesia. The observatory is located in Lembang, West Java, approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Bandung. It is situated on a hilly six hectares of land and is 1,310 m above mean sea level plateau. There are five large telescopes in Bosscha serving various purposes. The telescopes include: The Zeiss double refractor, The Schmidt telescope also called as Bima Sakti telescope, The Bamberg refractor, The Cassegrain GOTO and The Unitron refractor. These telescopes help to observe and study various factors and are significant factors from science and development in Indonesia.

The observatory is an interesting place to visit and serves both day and night tours. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bandung itinerary 1 day.

Bosscha Observatory Information

  • Online registration and payment prior to the visit is compulsory.
  • Admission only on prior reservation.
  • Arrive on time. Delays of more than one hour may be subject to sanctions cancellation of visit.
  • Come according to the number that has been registered. Increasing the number may be subject to sanctions ranging from double payment to denial.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and order during a visit at the observatory.
  • wear clothing that is neat and polite (for the students to wear school uniforms).
  • Do not bring pets.
  • Food items are prohibited inside the premises.
  • For the night visit, cameras with flash are not allowed.
  • Smoking is not allowed.

Bosscha Observatory Ticket Prices

  • The ticket for night visit is 20000 IDR.

How To reach Bosscha Observatory by Public Transport

  • Rented car

Restaurants Near Bosscha Observatory

  • Imah Seniman
  • Citrus restaurant

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TripHobo Highlights for Bosscha Observatory

  • Bosscha Observatory Address: JL. Teropong Bintang, Cikahuripan, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Bosscha Observatory Contact Number: +62-222786001
  • Bosscha Observatory Timing: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Bosscha Observatory Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Bosscha Observatory(preferred time): 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Bosscha Observatory: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Bosscha Observatory

  • 95% of people who visit Bandung include Bosscha Observatory in their plan

  • 31.8% of people start their Bosscha Observatory visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Bosscha Observatory

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bosscha Observatory

People normally club together Tangkuban Perahu and Nuart Sculpture Park while planning their visit to Bosscha Observatory.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Bosscha Observatory, Bandung Reviews

  • The place you can learn and a fun trip in one spot. It's already been there since colonial. Amazing. And well done preserve.

  • Tempat yang sejuk dan asri. Sekedar info. Ini bukanlah tempat wisata. Makanya aksesnyapun terbatas. Jika beruntung kubah dari teropong utama akan dibuka. Dan ada wisata malam untuk tanggal tertentu.

  • Petualangan Sherina brought me here. This is a must visit place in Lembang. It open every Saturday for public (please check their website to get the newest information). The guide is really helpful and always give clear explanation to visitor. The environment itself is very clean and instagramable. But they don't allow pre wedding photo session.

  • Lovely place for family. During the first meeting of the Nederlandsch-Indische Sterrekundige Vereeniging (Dutch-Indies Astronomical Society) in the 1920s, it was agreed that an observatory was needed to study astronomy in the Dutch East Indies. Of all locations in the Indonesia archipelago, a tea plantation in Malabar, a few kilometers north of Bandung in West Java was selected. It is on the hilly north side of the city with a non-obstructed view of the sky and with close access to the city that was planned to become the new capital of the Dutch colony, replacing Batavia (present-day Jakarta). The observatory is named after the tea plantation owner Karel Albert Rudolf Bosscha, son of the physicist Johannes Bosscha and a major force in the development of science and technology in the Dutch East Indies, who granted six hectares of his property for the new observatory.[1] Construction of the observatory began in 1923 and was completed in 1928. Since then a continuous observation of the sky was made. The first international publication from Bosscha was published in 1922. Observations from Bosscha were halted during World War II and after the war a major reconstruction was necessary. On 17 October 1951, the Dutch-Indies Astronomical Society handed over operation of the observatory to the government of Indonesia. In 1959 the observatory's operation was given to the Institut Teknologi Bandung and has been an integral part of the research and formal education of astronomy in Indonesia.

  • One and only. Fasilitas perlu dilengkapi.

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