Dietrich Schiel Observatory

Front view of the Dietrich Schiel Observatory building. Image credit: Mariana Maia Veronesi / Dietrich Schiel Observatory-CDCC-USP

The Dietrich Schiel Observatory opened in 1986 as part of efforts made to observe the appearance of the most famous of all comets, Halley´s Comet, which is visible from Earth every 76 years.

The main activity of the Observatory is to disseminate astronomy to the general public by attending public schools during the week and the public who drop in on weekends, offering a range of activities for those interested in different age groups and levels of knowledge.


Watch videos about the Observatory (Audio in Portuguese. Use Youtube translation feature for subtitles):