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Bisei Astronomical Observatory-One of Japan’s foremost public obsetvatory-①
Bisei Town, Ibara City, as the name suggests, is the town where you can see beautiful stars and it’s famous for a sacred place of astronomical observations. People in the area have made efforts to protect beautiful stars over the years. In 2021, the town was designated as the third International Dark Sky Place in Japan by International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).
Bisei Astronomical Observatory is in Bisei Town, Ibara City and one of Japan’s foremost public observatories. There is a 101 cm-diameter telescope in Bisei Astronomical Oservatory. You can observe the moon, planets and seasonal celestial objects with the telescope which is one of the most outstanding telescopes in Japan. There are a binocular telescope and small telescope at the observatory and you can observe there, listening to explanations by the staff member. You can also see a shooting star if you are lucky.
I immediately took a commemorative photo at the entrance of the observatory.
There are various kinds of payment methods for admission fees.
Adult・Child(Elementary School Children or above) 300yen
Senior Discount (over 65) 240yen
Disability Discount 150 yen
JAF Discount 270 yen
over 20 people 270yen
over 50people 250yen
After I purchased the entrance ticket and enter the hall, I saw the projection of the solar system.
Since there are many customers, you have to make a reservation to observe with the 101 cm-diameter telescope from this April. Only customers made a reservation can observe in turn. Reservations will be made on the Website of Bikan Astronomical Observatory. If you don’t make a reservation in advance, you’ll be able to observe with a binocular telescope or small telescope.
Web Page : https://www.bao.city.ibara.okayama.jp/