Friday, August 14, 2015

Korea's best museum to see stars - Yeongcheon Bohyunsan Astronomical Science Museum nearby Daegu

Korea's best museum to see stars - Yeongcheon Bohyunsan Astronomical Science Museum in the Daegu suburb
△ Night view of Daegu, Korea

If you are interested in the universe and the stars, we recommend you visit the Yeongcheon Bohyeonsan Astronomical Science Museum!
The Astronomical Science Museum, located in Mt. Bohyeon, is the best place in Korea to observe the stars, and can be visited easily since it is located near the city, Daegu.
It is also the home of the largest aperture of optical telescope in Asia, a telescope found to be 1.8 meters. You can also observe the arcane sun and the planets using various high-functioning astronomical telescopes.


△ Photo from the website of Yeongcheon Bohyunsan Astronomical Science Museum
 △ Photo from the website of Yeongcheon Bohyunsan Astronomical Science Museum

○ Museum Facilities : Telescope, 5D Video Room, Auditorium, Gallery 
- 5D Video Room : Allows for fantastic travel to other universes using a digital planetarium + a simulator
- Observatory : Guests can observe stars and the sun during the noontime and various planets at night (when cloudy, an explanation on the astronomical telescope will take place instead)
○ Service hours : 14:00~22:00 (program starts every hour)
(The hour of 18:00~19:00 from February to October and 17:00~18:00 from November to January are closed due to dinner time)
○ Closing : Every Monday, The day after a national holiday, Korean New Year’s day, Korean Thanksgiving day, New Year’s Day (Jan 1)

On weekdays, the reservation shall be limited to groups of 20 people and above.
Individuals and families below the 20-person quota shall be admitted on a first come, first served basis after the purchase of their tickets on the spot.
Please check the reservation status from the website(click) before visiting as tickets may be sold-out during holidays and the vacation season.

△ Photo from the website of Yeongcheon Bohyunsan Astronomical Science Museum


○ How to get to Yeongcheon Bohyunsan Astronomical Science Museum from Dongdaegu?
1. Train route : 30 minutes to Yeongcheon station from the Dongdaegu station using the Saemaul-ho.
2. Getting to the museum from the Yeongcheon city center
 - By Bus : Yeongcheon bus terminal → Byeolbit Maul in Jeonggak-ri (operates 10 times a day, intervals of 90 minutes, takes approximately an hour)
 - By Taxi : Yeongcheon city center → Jeonggak 3 geori (entrance of Byeolbit Maul) Bohyeonsan Astronomical Science Museum (takes approximately 40 minutes)