Bosscha Observatory

Currently Closed
  • Address: JL. Teropong Bintang, Cikahuripan, Bandung, Indonesia
    Map
  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • The ticket for night visit is 20000 IDR.

  • Rented car

  • Imah Seniman
  • Citrus restaurant

Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Bandung before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Bandung and book an accommodation of your choice.

  • 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
  • Try the best online travel planner to plan your travel itinerary!
  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=13184838
Are you associated with this business? Get in Touch
  • 31.09% of people who visit Bandung include Bosscha Observatory in their plan

  • 49.71% of people start their Bosscha Observatory visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • 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 Bandung Treetop Adventure Park 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
Google+
  • good vintage obervatorium with kinda beautiful scenery. what to expect, just a very old telescope which is still working and scenery. have to make appointment to visits with guide. come solo? just try. maybe they let you sight seeing.

  • A must-visit place when in Bandung. Cheap ticket with invaluable experiences. The visitors get the chance to see Zeiss telescope, the biggest telescope of Bosscha Observatory. They also have a professional guide and they're very welcome to answer all kinds of questions concerning astronomy.

  • Historical place, no air pollution, tidy place. Very good to bring your child here for educational purpose :)) Five stars!!

  • Had chance to look at Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn using small and large telescopes. However, the biggest telescope is not for public use. Learned a lot. Will surely come back here again one day!

  • Very historic place to learn about what's going on at the other world far from our lovely planet.

Read all reviews