7 " Zeiss refractor telescope in the big dome
During the public showings at the 7 " Zeiss refractor
telescope several objects are shown (depending on their actual
visability): Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, the moon, open
star clusters, globular star clusters, interstellar nebulae, planetary
nebulae, double stars and galaxies. In special showings it is possible
to observe the sun.
Two further instruments (7 " Starfire refractor
and 16 " Newton reflector) can be used for the public presentation on the observation
terrace. Furthermore the star constellations will be explained there.
If possible, the International Space Station ISS and Iridium flares are shown.
The Stuttgart Observatory is operated by the registered association "Schwäbische Sternwarte e.V.".
The association was founded in 1919, public tours at the observatory's telescopes have been made
continuously since 1920. The observatory's staff are members of the association and do their work voluntarily.