Obs. of Celestial Bodies

Obs. of Celestial Bodies

There are remnants of an ethnographical farmstead to the south of Molėtai Astronomical Observatory on a picturesque Lenktinis lakeshore. This farmstead is a branch of Molėtai Regional Museum.

In the territory of the museum there is a traditional observatory of celestial bodies. In the middle of a circle made up of wooden pillars with calendar signs on them, there is a stone altar of the Sun. Pillars mark six parts of the world, the dawn and sunset azimuths of the main calendar festivity days. Having visited this site, you can get an understanding of how celestial bodies were observed in the old times and calendar calculations made. The old celestial bodies' observatories were used not only to observe heavenly bodies, but also for traditional religious rites.

In this Observatory of Celestial Bodies, a Lithuanian traditional spring festivity Jore is celebrated, also excursions are received, and summer creative camps organized.

Contact information

Kulionys,  Molėtų district, Lithuania;
Tel: +370 682 14559;
E-mail: j.vaiskunas@mail.lt

You can also visit: Alanta Estate

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