Museum of Ethnocosmology

The beginning of fall has brought sOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAome changes to our schedule. From 30 October to May 1 the Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology will not be arranging excursions on Sundays and Mondays, public holidays or at nights. For more information call +370 3834 5424 (Mondays through Fridays 8 AM – 4 PM).

As the days are getting shorter, the last daytime excursions are scheduled for 3–4 PM since it is not possible to fully enjoy the fascinating surroundings of Aukštaitija later than this. Given the season, we recommend registering for daily excursions earlier because when the Suns rises,
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The Museum’s second telescope, four times more powerful than our first, is now operational.
In 2008, the Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology bought a Ritchey-Chrétien telescope whose main mirror is 80 cm in diameter. It’s a professional telescope manufactured in Germany and designed for the visual observation and photographing of celestial objects. Also, it’s one of the largest public telescopes in Europe.
During bright nights our visitors can enjoy the beauty of stars, couples of stars, clusters, nebulae, planets, and distant galaxies, and have a glimpse of the infinite universe.

During bright days our visitors can observe our closest star – the Sun.
The Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology organizes Sun observations. We have two brand new telescopes with special filters for this purpose.

The first telescope with a neutral filter decreases the sunlight’s intensity to that of the Moon, allowing the observation of sunspots. Sunspots are temporary phenomena (vortices) on the photosphere of the Sun caused by intense magnetic activity. The temperature of these vortices is lower than that of the surrounding region, hence they appear like darker spots.

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