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Udaipur Solar Observatory

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9:30 am - 5:00 am

  • Monday

    9:30 am - 5:00 am
  • Tuesday

    9:30 am - 5:00 am
  • Wednesday

    9:30 am - 5:00 am
  • Thursday

    9:30 am - 5:00 am
  • Friday

    9:30 am - 5:00 am
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  • Timezone: +05:30

    April 25, 2024 2:29 pm local time
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Udaipur Solar Observatory

About Udaipur Solar Observatory

The Udaipur Solar Observatory is a state-of-the-art facility located in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It is one of the six solar observatories in India and is operated by the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), a premier research institution in the country. The observatory is equipped with advanced telescopes and instruments that allow researchers to study the Sun and its behavior in great detail. It is a popular destination for astronomers, researchers, and students interested in solar physics and astronomy. The Udaipur Solar Observatory also conducts educational programs and workshops for visitors to learn more about the Sun and its role in our solar system.

Here are the steps to reach the Udaipur Solar Observatory:

By Air: The nearest airport to Udaipur is the Maharana Pratap Airport, which is located around 25 kilometers from the observatory. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach the observatory.
By Train: Udaipur City railway station is the nearest railhead to the observatory, located around 8 kilometers away. From the railway station, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach the observatory.
By Bus: Udaipur is well-connected by road, and you can take a state-run or private bus to reach the observatory. The observatory is located around 8 kilometers from the city center, and you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach the observatory from the city center.
By Car: You can also drive to the observatory if you have your own vehicle. The observatory is located on a hill, around 6 kilometers from the city center, and the road leading up to the observatory is well-maintained.

When you visit the Udaipur Solar Observatory, here’s what you can expect:

Guided Tour: The observatory offers guided tours of its facilities, which are usually conducted in English or Hindi. The tours provide a detailed insight into the observatory’s history, research activities, and equipment.
Solar Telescopes: The Udaipur Solar Observatory has several telescopes that are used to observe the sun. The main telescope is the tower telescope, which has a 50 cm diameter mirror and is used to study the sun’s magnetic fields, flares, and other phenomena.
Other Instruments: The observatory also has several other instruments, such as the High-Resolution Solar Oscillations (HiRSO) instrument, which is used to study the sun’s oscillations, and the Kodaikanal Tower Telescope, which is used to study the sun’s chromosphere.
Stargazing: If the weather permits, the observatory also offers stargazing sessions. During these sessions, you can observe stars, planets, and other celestial objects through telescopes.
Science Exhibits: The observatory also has a science exhibit that showcases the research activities of the Physical Research Laboratory. The exhibit includes models, interactive displays, and other exhibits that explain various scientific concepts.

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