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ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY

The Astronomical Observatory “Helmut Ullrich”

With the first section of  Tofana – Freccia nel Cielo cable car, you will arrive to Col Druscié restaurant and to the Astronomical Observatory “Helmut Ullrich”, in the heart of the Dolomites Unesco World Heritage, at 1770 m a.s.l., where you can find also a Newton telescope (50 cm of diameter) and a Schmidt CassegrainCelestron 11”.

Hundreds of astronomy lovers, students and curious people visit every year the Observatory to admire from a privileged positionthe splendour offered by stars in the sky; with a clear and limpid sky with a low level of light pollution.

Info: www.cortinastelle.it (booking for the visit is required).

Every Thursday from Col Druscié restaurant, you can also have a guided tour discovering the most fascinating secrets of the sky and the stars. At the end of the tour: candlelight dinner with typical dishes from the Ampezzo valley.