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Yeongwol Byeolmaro Observatory (영월 별마로 천문대)

  • Yeongwol Byeolmaro Observatory (영월 별마로 천문대)
  • Yeongwol Byeolmaro Observatory (영월 별마로 천문대)
  • Yeongwol Byeolmaro Observatory (영월 별마로 천문대)
  • Yeongwol Byeolmaro Observatory (영월 별마로 천문대)
  • Yeongwol Byeolmaro Observatory (영월 별마로 천문대)
  • Yeongwol Byeolmaro Observatory (영월 별마로 천문대)
  • Yeongwol Byeolmaro Observatory (영월 별마로 천문대)
  • Yeongwol Byeolmaro Observatory (영월 별마로 천문대)
  • Yeongwol Byeolmaro Observatory (영월 별마로 천문대)
  • Yeongwol Byeolmaro Observatory (영월 별마로 천문대)

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Address
397, Cheonmundae-gil, Yeongwol-eup, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do
강원도 영월군 영월읍 천문대길 397 (영월읍)
Type
Ecological Tourist Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-372-8445
Homepage
www.yao.or.kr (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Built on the peak of Bongnaesan Mountain (799.8 meters) in Yeongwol, Byeolmaro is Korea’s largest astronomical observatory. The term ‘Byeolmaro’ combines the words ‘byeol’ (star), ‘ma’ (peak) and ‘ro’ (peaceful). Together, they collectively represent the wish to view stars in a clean and peaceful environment.
    The observatory has a total of 11 telescopes, including the nation’s largest telescope with a diameter of 80 centimeters and 10 supplementary telescopes. Inside the building, there is an astronomy gallery, audio & visual material room, and both main and auxiliary observation rooms. Located at the mountain top of Gangwon-do's inland, Yeongwol boasts a clean pollution-free environment. As such, it has an annual average of 192 days of clear skies (50%), an excellent environment for nightsky observations.

    Opening date
    Oct 13, 2001

    Closed
    Mondays

    Hiking Course
    Jangneung-Cheongnyeongpo-Gossigul Cave-Byeolmaro Observatory

    Duration
    1 hour

    Activity Information
    Celestial observations

    Operating Hours
    October-March 14:30-22:00 (* Ticketing is until 20:50)
    April-September 15:00-23:00 (* Ticketing is until 21:50)
    * Last admission is one hour before closing.

    Parking Facilities
    Available (Small vehicles: 50 parking spaces / Large vehicles: 10 parking spaces)

    Admission Fees
    Adults: Individuals 7,000 won / Groups 6,000 won
    Teenagers: Individuals 6,000 won / Groups 5,000 won
    Children: Individuals 5,000 won / Goups 4,000 won
    Seniors: Individuals 3,500 won / Groups 3,000 won



    Available Facilities
    Astrology projection room, audio-visual room, observation deck and lounge, secondary observatory room, hosting chamber

    Interpretation Services Offered
    QR Service Code

    Pets
    Not permitted

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