Tartu Observatory

Tartu Observatory in Tõravere is one of the 21 places worth discovering in Southern Estonia that are marked with a yellow National Geographic window; if you are interested in nature and space technology, visiting those places is highly recommended.

At the observatory, you can:
* enjoy fascinating tours of the 1.5 metre telescope building and Stellarium
* participate in captivating public observation nights
* try to communicate with a satellite at the control centre of ESTCube-1 
* participate in practical space-related work and experiments
* take part in discussion nights with scientists
* learn about the space lab and its services
* conduct innovative team trainings
* organize seminars at the observatory

Features and amenities


Observatooriumi tänav 1, Tõravere alevik, Nõo vald, Tartu maakond

Getting there

Tartu Observatory is located in Tartu County in Nõo rural municipality in Tõravere along the Tartu-Valga highway about 20 km from the borders of Tartu. You can get to Tõravere by bus, by car and by a motorbike; you can also come here by bicycle or on foot.


  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car
  • By excursion bus

Stops nearby

Bus: Tõravere


58°15'57''N 26°27'57''E | Download GPX file