Star projector "Cosmorama" in the foyer of Zeiss-Großplanetarium © SPB / Foto: K. Turna

in the institutions of Stiftung Planetarium Berlin

Museum of celestial science in the Archenhold-Sternwarte

Astronomy is observing and measuring – that is the central theme of the permanent exhibition on celestial science in the historic building of the Archenhold-Sternwarte in Berlin-Treptow. Since 1909, what is still largest public observatory has been presenting exhibitions on astronomy, one of the oldest sciences of man.

From the beginnings of the first celestial observations to modern space astronomy, the exhibition traces the development of observatories, including their buildings, instruments and observing techniques – from Stonehenge to radio astronomy and space telescopes.

Opening hours

The Museum of Celestial Science is open during the Archenhold Observatory's event times and, during the Berlin school holidays, additionally from Monday to Thursday 10 am to 2 pm and on Friday from 5 afternoon to 10 pm.

Admission to the museum is free of charge.

The museum is wheelchair-accessible.

View into the exhibition "Observing and Measuring" in the Archenhold-Sternwarte © SPB / Photo: F.-M. Arndt