Founded in 1910, the Admiral Vasile Urseanu Astronomical Observatory is, chronologically speaking, the first public observatory of Romania. The institution bears the name of Vasile Urseanu, a figure who made a lifetime carrier in the Romanian marine forces. After retiring, Vasile Urseanu cultivated his lifelong passion, astronomy, and combined the coordinates of his carrier and of his interests into an invaluable scientific and museological landmark in Bucharest: the astronomical observatory set up in a ship-like building in a virtually central local in the capital of Romania.

Visitors can become familiar with the history of astronomy, but they can also enjoy stargazing or attend courses in the field. Thus, the Admiral Vasile Urseanu Astronomical Observatory is a virtually complete institution in the field of astronomy, opened both to professionals and to mere visitors who come here driven by tourist interests.

Admiral Vasile Urseanu Astronomical Observatory (Observatorul Astronomic Vasile Urseanu)
21, Blvd. Lascăr Catargiu, Bucharest, Romania
0040 021 2129644
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