The so-called Radom, a 40m high air-inflated hall that protects a 20m parabolic antenna from the weather, invites you to visit:
The permanent exhibition "Cosmos, Communism, Cold War" illustrates the development of space travel since the launch of the first satellite Sputnik 1 in 1957 and thus also tells the story of the observatory Bochum from a small public observatory to space news space.
Large-format satellite imagery of the Earth, received at the Bochum observatory, give an insight into the current work of the facility and make the beauty and fascination, but also the vulnerability of our blue planet tangible.
Incidentally, the Bochum observatory is also involved in current space projects: data from the Stereo A + B solar probes for NASA is received daily by the 20m antenna.
With the visit of the Radom you use the offers of our educational work from the space travel history / cold war up to the climate change and the exploration of our earth from space.
December 11, 2016
In addition to all scientific functions, the radome is an impressive landmark of the Ruhr region from an aesthetic point of view. And it is an ideal center for numerous photo opportunities.
The Weitmarer Holz lies to the north and the Rauendahl slope forest to the south. Despite their relatively small size, both forests are real gems.
May 31, 2020
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