August star night Elokuun tähtiyö
On the night of the events (in early August) Tampere's Ursa has traditionally organized the first stargazing show of the autumn season. The star show is known on Elokuun tähtiyö (August Star Night) and gathers plenty of visitors to the Observatory. This page tells you what's going on the stargazing night of August and what can be seen in the starry sky that night. Welcome!
When is the next one
The next Elokuun tähtiyö will be held on beging August 2024. We will tell you the time in more detail before the event, at the latest at the end of July.
What's going on
In the event of a clear weather, we head the telescopes to the brightest objects of the starry sky that are visible on a horizontal summer night. Items may include the Moon, bright planets, double stars and spherical star clusters, depending on the year and time.
In the summer night of August, we can admire the beauty of the starry sky. In the sky, you can see a good luck with bright meteors, and even the northern lights are not excluded! In addition some years, in the early August, we can admire the shimmering night clouds in the northern sky for, though the night cloud season on the horizon of Tampere is just about to end at the August Star Night!
In cloudy weather, we offer another program in our auditorium.