INAF Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory

INAF Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory

INAF Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory
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Claude D
Keerbergen, Belgium7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
The observatory's website stated that the observatory was open. Upon arrival at the gate, my wife and I were immediately chased away by the guard, with the brutal words: "You want museum? Go to Capodimonte". Apparently one now absolutely has to book in advance to visit the museum, in contrast to what is stated on the website, which spoke of "recommended" and also especially for groups. After e-mail contact, the reason given for the blunt access refusal was that they are a research institute and that they are hard at work. That may be true, but then the correct conditions for visiting must be clearly stated on the website. All in all a frustrating affair; to be avoided, but that seems to me exactly what the observatory staff want.
Written 12 June 2023
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,566 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Atop a hill of 150m elevation the observatory benefits from the splendid vantage point with panoramic views over the city and bay. Today, our mission was to give the churches and galleria’s a break and indulge in this fine collection of clocks, telescopes and old scientific instruments
Written 21 August 2019
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Andrius
Eilat, Israel6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
When visiting Naples, we also planned to see the Observatory, as I am astronomer, it is very important to me. We find out from the security guard that it is closed by September. No information on the Internet or at the observatory itself. Security guard does not speak English, by the way, as many Italian ...
Written 14 August 2018
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Bellachele68
Arcidosso, Italy185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
There is a hidden little gem of a museum at the top of Capodimonte at the Astronomical Observatory that displays a variety of ancient telescopes and astronomical tools, two beautiful examples of astronomical mechanisms (one is a clock-like mechanism that displayed the current configuration of stars and planets), and a second edition of Copernicus's Dē revolutionibus orbium coelestium! Among all of this fun stuff are perfect exhibits for children explaining planets and also allowing them to "virtually" flip through their library of ancient astronomical texts. The story behind the museum's creation is pretty cool a well.....ask about it when you arrive.
Written 11 July 2015
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fraonniz
verona60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I visited the Capodimonte Observatory to revisit, after 60 years, the place where I was born and where my father worked for many years. I had the pleasure of meeting the Director and some of his collaborators who welcomed me with empathy and extreme courtesy. The Observatory gives the feeling of a place which, in addition to having an undoubted scientific interest, is managed excellently by people who work there with great competence and passion. This feeling starts from the courteous caretaker at the entrance and ends with getting to know the Director and his collaborators, people of great caliber who make this place truly special. Absolutely worth visiting and taking as an example of how a state body should be managed.
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Written 3 May 2024
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