General enquiries

Meteoriten Meldungen 

Found a meteorite?

Work-group leader

Prof. Dr. Jutta Kunz

+49 441-798-3184

Prof. Dr. Björn Poppe

+49 441-229-1614

Dr. Thorsten Plaggenborg, Dipl.-Chem.

+49 441-798-3444


Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
V. School of Mathematics and Science
Carl-von-Ossitzky-Str. 9-11 26129 Oldenburg

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Image of the entire sky above the Oldenburg Observatory

University Observatory


The University of Oldenburg has its own observatory on the roof of the physics building (W02) of the Wechloy campus. The university observatory has a selection of its own telescopes (up to 40 cm in diameter) and has regular access to telescopes with a diameter of up to 1 m through several cooperations and memberships.

Instruments of the observatory

Telescope training

Within the framework of the physics degree programme, students can learn both the theoretical background of astrophysics through numerous lectures and undergo practical training at the telescope by means of various practical courses. Within the scope of the practical training at the telescope, the students are introduced step by step to the use of large research telescopes, starting with basic observation techniques with small telescopes and the operation of robotic telescopes. The completion of this "telescope driving licence" is achieved by a stay of several days at the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur and the use of telescopes of the 1m class. An overview of this practical training can be found here.

More about the study

Public / Outreach

Within the framework of various events, the work of the observatory and astrophysics in general are brought closer to the public. For example, on the occasion of the anniversary "100 years of general relativity", there was a series of lectures and guided tours.

More about the public

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