Please Read Before Planning Your Visit
Q: Who can visit ARIES?
A: Main target is the young generation, especially school, college and university students who are potential future astronomer, but anyone interested is welcome to visit.
Q: When can we visit? What are the timings?
A: Only Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are open for visits.
Visiting hours for student groups: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Visiting hours for general public: 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
Night sky watching timing: 1.5 hours following sunset (7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at present) subject to clear sky conditions.
Q: Can we visit on public holidays, Saturdays or Sundays?
A: No, the visits are available only on working days of ARIES.
Q: What can we see/experience at ARIES?
A: For general public/private groups: Planetarium show and night sky watching through telescope.
For student groups from schools/colleges: Tour of 104cm Sampurnanand Telescope (only on Wednesdays) and weather balloon launch (on most Wednesdays), interaction with a scientist (depending on availability), planetarium show and night sky watching through telescope.
Q: Can we visit Devasthal where larger telescopes are located?
A: Not at present. We are developing a visitor centre at Devasthal which will open after a few months. At present, only the science centre at Manora Peak campus is open for visitors. Click here for its location on Google Maps.
Q: How to apply for visit?
A: Please apply online at least a week before your visit. You will receive an acknowledgement email, and an approval email after a few days allotting you a date and time. Click here to apply online.
(ASPOP Team, ARIES)