This is the official website for the observation feed of Taurus Hill Observatory.
Jos etsit Härkämäen Observatorion suomenkielisiä sivuja, niin vieraile Warkauden Kassiopeia ry:n sivuilla.
What is Taurus Hill Observatory?
Taurus Hill Observatory (THO) is observation site of an amateur astronomical association Warkauden Kassiopeia ry. and is located in Varkaus, Finland. The construction of the THO was began at the end of the summer 2002 and it was completed in the early spring of the year 2004 (for observatory building and research barracks). At present Taurus Hill Observatory is one of the biggest amateur observatories in Finland.
Nowadays Taurus Hill Observatory site has an Observatory, research barracks, lean-to, hut and 125m^2 clubhouse which offers accommodation services and even traditional Finnish sauna!
Your Resarch Made in OUR Observatory?
Taurus Hill Observatory is searching the possibilities to use observations in astronomical research and for that the observatory needs partners in cooperation. Partner candidates may contact the observatory staff for further information.
Taurus Hill Observatory in Social Media
Taurus Hill observatory is now also in Facebook. So please joint to our Facebook group and comment our activities and observations. We also have a Twitter account that you can follow. All of our all sky camera videos as well as some of the events (lectures etc.) are in our YouTube channel.
If you would like to follow our news in real time, check out our RRS-feed and you get the latest news just after they are published.
COVID-19 information and announcement
Taurus Hill Observatory visits and public events cannot take place normally due to the corona epidemic.
- Visitors should be absolutely asymptomatic.
- During events, the use of a face mask is highly recommended.
- NOTE!! Local restrictions may overrule the guidelines presented above. Therefore please contact observatory staff to get an updated regulations and guidelines.
We wish that you take these restrictions and recommendation account when visiting at THO.