The observatory in Gorky Park was opened after 20 years of inactivity — photo report

The grand opening of the People’s observatory in Gorky Park. © Anton Tushin / Ridus.ru

In Moscow’s Gorky Park Observatory was re-started. Access to it has been closed for 20 years. Since April this year was on building restoration. 

In the decoration of the building it was rebuilt and installed the dome powerful mirror-lens telescope Celestron CGE PRO 1400HD with a pipe diameter of 14 inches or 356 millimeters and its weight — 110 kilograms and the maximum useful magnification — 841 fold. This telescope can observe celestial objects in a high exposure in Moscow at night and during the day you can watch the sun, the moon and the planet Venus. For new equipment for the observatory has been spent 1.5 million rubles.The architects had to keep as closely as possible the original appearance of the observatory. In the reconstruction process used by the German special blends that are exact copies of the composition of brick.

"The main effort we spent on the restoration of the dome, which did not work 20 years. Now he is fully automated and can be operated both manually and by remote control. Dome rotates 360 degrees for one minute and 50 seconds. Flaps open automatically, ensuring that review horizon, which is needed at a particular moment, "- said the head of the project for the conservation Observatory Oleg Yagunov.

As told to park director Olga Zakharova, in the future around the observatory may appear "interactive objects", which will also provide information about the cosmos. In particular, the park plans to install special benches, sitting where visitors will listen to a lecture about the starry sky.

From today, the observatory is open daily from 10.00 to 22.00. The entrance is worth 50 rubles. 

The grand opening of the People’s observatory in Gorky Park. © Anton Tushin / Ridus.ru

The grand opening of the People’s observatory in Gorky Park. © Anton Tushin / Ridus.ru

The grand opening of the People’s observatory in Gorky Park. © Anton Tushin / Ridus.ru

The grand opening of the People’s observatory in Gorky Park. © Anton Tushin / Ridus.ru

The grand opening of the People’s observatory in Gorky Park. © Anton Tushin / Ridus.ru

The grand opening of the People’s observatory in Gorky Park. © Anton Tushin / Ridus.ru

The grand opening of the People’s observatory in Gorky Park. © Anton Tushin / Ridus.ru

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