Family Event: Tour of the Stuttgart Observatory

Family Event:  Tour of the Stuttgart Observatory

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TOUR OF THE STUTTGART OBSERVATORY
Friday, March 15th at 19:45 
location: Zur Uhlandshöhe 41, 70188 Stuttgart
Nearest stations: Heidehofstrasse and then a 10 minute walk
RSVP to host Alex Elwin via the Facebook event or the contact form below 

Have you ever wanted to see the twinkling stars up close? Not the celebrity ones, of course, but the extra terrestrial ones, through the lenses of a giant telescope? Well, here’s your chance. Join us at the observatory on Uhlandshöhe to be introduced to the fascinating starry realm above.

The tour will be conducted in English, will last approximately 1.5 hours and will begin when full darkness has fallen and in the case of clear skies only. There is a maximum number of 20 people for this tour so sign up now to secure your place.

You are welcome to bring members of your immediate family ages 6 and up. This tour is sponsored by the club, but we are requesting donations of €10 per family or €5 for a person coming alone, to be collected in cash at the event.

Please keep in mind that this tour is weather-dependent and will be cancelled if there are clouds, as we will be unable to see anything. We will keep you posted!

The Beauty in Stuttgart

Check out this gorgeous time-lapse video from local photographer Yves Eskhardt showing our city in a most positive light. All the highlights are here!

 

Thanks to member Holly T. for finding this gem!

Fireworks shows in Stuttgart

Copyright (c) <a href='http://www.123rf.com'>123RF Stock Photos</a>Happy Fourth of July to those of you in the club and the community who are from the U.S.!

Today during our tour of Stuttgart, some of the Americans in the group were discussing where they could see fireworks this year and we came up with the following list to share.

Of course most of these events are not happening as part of any U.S. Independence Day festivities, people in the Stuttgart area just like a good fireworks show and everyone is invited to attend. If you know of any more firework shows happening this summer, please use the form at the end of this post to tell us about it!

July 4th – Patch Barracks fireworks show, Stuttgart-Vaihingen

July 14th – Lekker Lichterfest, Stuttgart-Killesberg

July 24th – Schlossfestspiele Open Air Concert and Fireworks, Ludwigsburg

August 17-19 – Flammende Stern Internationales Feuerwerksfestival, Ostfildern

Do you know of any more?