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The Helsinki University Observatory (Helsingin yliopiston Observatorio) is an observatory in Helsinki. The building was used as the astronomy department of the University of Helsinki until 2009. The building was designed in 1834 by city architect Carl Ludvig Engel with the help of professor Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander. It was one of the most progressive observatories of its time. Nowadays it is used as a visitor center and museum. Furthermore it houses the amateur astronomy association Ursa.

Alternative names:

en Helsinki University Observatory   fi Helsingin yliopiston Observatorio

Helsinki Observatory
Kopernikuksentie 1
00130 Helsinki

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Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm

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0 - 6 Free
7 - 17 €4.00
Adults €8.00
Pensioners €6.00
Students €6.00
Family €16.00


Family ticket is for 1–2 adults and 1–4 children.

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Kopernikuksentie 1, Helsinki, Finland


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