WE RE-OPEN ULTIMO 2022

The observatory receives funding for restoration and new activities

We are very happy to announce that we can finally begin to renovate our beautiful observatory. The Ole Rømer Observatory receives financial support of 4 and 4.5 million DKK from Louis-Hansen Fonden and Realdania. With the coming renovation and development project, the building is restored to a more original expression and at the same time, more learning activities are developed.

The project consists of two phases. Part 1 covers the restoration of the observatory, including a new roof, renovation of the facade and the iconic domes as well as perimeter drains. Moreover, a state of the art classroom, improved toilets and a pantry with refreshments are going to be established. Finally, the observatory is made accessible so everyone gets equal access to the facilities.

It is the ambition of the Science Museums to present the observatory historically and introduce the latest research within astronomy as well as giving the visitors the opportunity to peek into space through the telescopes.

Facts

The Ole Rømer Observatory receives 4 million DKK in financial support from Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond and 4.5 million DKK from Realdania.

The Science Museums restores the building and establishes new learning activities for 17 million DKK.

The second phase focuses on optimising the Ole Rømer Observatory as an educational platform. More detailed plans for this phase are released autumn 2021.

The observatory is expected to re-open ultimo 2022.