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Pannon Astronomical Observatory and Visitor Center (Pannon Csillagda, Bakonybél)

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Map / Pannon Astronomical Observatory and Visitor Center (Pannon Csillagda, Bakonybél)

Bakonybél is home to the number one center for astronomical education in the country with an exhibition on the history of astronomy, a planetarium and a telescope park as well as a 3D screening about Mars.

The exhibition has an area of 400 sqm presenting the history of astronomy from the beginnings to date. It provides an insight into the development of telescopes and astronomical navigation, the works of Galilei and Newton, the world of meteorites and the most exciting space missions. Pannon Csillagda is the first and currently the only Ultra HD digital planetarium in Central Europe. The 3D movie is projected onto a hemi-globe shaped dome with a diameter of 8 meters, and together with the 5.1 surround system you are taken on an unforgettable cosmic journey while sitting in IMAX movie seat. The observatory has a telescope park that meets even scientific standards to offer a really close look at space.

Further attractions in the area:

  • House of Forests (Erdők Háza, Bakonybél)
  • Arboretum of Zirc
  • Reguly Antal Museum (Zirc)
  • Lookout tower of Ámos-hegy (Eplény)
  • Castle of Csesznek

Opening hours

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Katalin Sarkadi
Updated: July 16, 2019

Public transport

  • Get off at bus stop “Bakonybél, Petőfi utca” (Bus service from Budapest, Zirc and Pápa).

Getting there

  • From bus stop “Bakonybél, Petőfi utca” head west and take the first right. In around 100 meters the observatory is on the left.

Parking

  • Free of charge parking in Fő Street or Szent Gellért Square.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Hiking Trail
28 km
7:57 h
692 m
692 m
41.4 km
12:20 h
1095 m
995 m
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Pannon Astronomical Observatory and Visitor Center (Pannon Csillagda, Bakonybél)

Szt. Gellért tér 9.
8427 Bakonybél
Phone +36 20 271 2519

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