BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT

The two 11” Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes at the observatory.

Iconic architecture

The observatory is situated in a small park where tall trees screen the telescopes from the city lights. The building is designed by the Danish architect Anton Rosen and was inaugurated in 1911. The Ole Rømer-Observatory is a good example of the Art Nouveau style, which is why the building was listed in 2006. 

Cassegrain telescopes

One of the two domes contains a 50 cm Cassegrain telescope, which is primarily used for research. The other dome is equipped with two 11” Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes working in tandem. These telescopes are used at the public presentations.