University of Greifswald

Our observatory turned 100

Greifswald Observatory celebrated its 100th birthday on 12 July 2024 with a festive reopening after several years of general renovations. The company Zeiss supported the refurbishment of the telescope with € 50,000. Costs for the repairs and refurbishment works on the dome and to the rooms that house the observatory, amounting to € 70,000, were covered by the University of Greifswald. The historic ZEISS double telescope in the observatory is a unique instrument. A public summer party will take place on 17 August 2024. Thanks to the team of the Observatory Greifswald Association e.V.  for their commitment to preserving the telescope and the many guided tours for all interested visitors.

Testimonial Oriana Sánchez

"During my time in Greifswald, I continued working on my thesis and attended different lectures such as Vegetation Ecology, Conservation Genetics and Plant Experimental Biology. Not only did I deepen my theoretical and experimental knowledge during this time, I also grew as a person. If I had to summarise my experience in Greifswald and generally abroad, I would generally say that it was fantastic. So, if you are thinking about going on this trip as well, don't be afraid and start preparing your luggage." (Oriana from Colombia)

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