ARIES Astronomical Observatory

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Aries in Nainital

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) is one of the prominent institute in the field of astronomical studies. Famous as an Astronomical Observatory, ARIES is located at the 9 km before Naintal town on moving from Kathgodam . Observatory is open for public in order to show some astronomical instruments in working day afternoons. Visitors are allowed in the observatory at fours days during moonlight nights to watch celestial objects through the telescopes. These nights are fixed and visitors are allowed prior to permission.

ARIES Astronomical Observatory Nainital

Established in 1955, ARIES Observatory was shifted to present location at Manora Peak in 1961. Having a one of the best in world and most advanced telescopes in India, Nainital Observatory was setup in Nainital due to clear skies over the area.

Under Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) is an autonomous institute focusing on research and astronomical studies.

How To Visit ARIES Nainital

Visitors can experience astronomical objects through telescopes with prior permission. Clarity of sky in night time is one of the required condition also to watch the movement of stars, planets and other heavenly bodies.

How To Reach Astronomical Observatory Nainital

ARIES Observatory is located at 9 km from Nainital can be reach by taxi from Nainital or Kathgodam. One can also trek from Hanuman Garhi temple.