ARIES in Nainital

ARIES Overview

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The Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) is a state observatory, situated amidst tranquil environs atop a hill. Earlier known as UPSO and State Observatory (SO), the observatory finally started functioning as ARIES on 22nd March 2004.

ARIES has latest equipment like powerful optical telescopes, radiometers and spectrometers. The observatory has a computer centre, featuring Internet connectivity through advanced VSAT technology. A library is also present within the premises, where 10000 volumes of research journals and astronomy books are available for reference.

  • Opening Closing Time 2 pm to 4:30 pm (Slideshow)
    7 pm to 8:30 pm (Sky Viewing)

  • For Kids

    ARIES is a perfect place for children as it provides them an opportunity to learn about the fascinating universe and its interesting facets. The informative slideshows and sky viewing educate kids about various aspects of astronomical sciences.

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Location

Manora Peak, 263002, Nainital, Uttarakhand