Public Astronomical Observatory operated by the Astrophilic Mantuan Association. The observatory is open to visitors on Saturday night between 21:00 and 24:00.
Evening visits and daytime visits are available. In the evening visits, the celestial objects "available" that night are on show on the telescope: it can be the Moon, planets, nebulae, globular clusters, galaxies. Telescopic observation is usually preceded by a brief theoretical "presentation" of the objects to be observed. Parallel to telescope observation, observation of the celestial vault "by naked eye" is also performed for the recognition of stars and constellations. During day visits - morning and afternoon - a real lesson on topics agreed with teachers is made. The lessons are made using a variety of models - sun and scale planets, motorized geoplanetary, armillary sphere, moonlight-sun and moon phases, plexiglas celestial spheres of 70 cm diameter - and various media tools that allow easy understanding of the topics discussed. School visits are recommended for all upper and middle class classes while it is limited to only the fifth elementary school classes. The astronomic observatory is operated and made accessible by members of the "Astrophilic Mantuan Associations" who make cultural volunteering and whose work here is for free. There is no entrance fee for visiting the observatory, but a voluntary contribution (in favor of the Association) is welcome, and would be used to handle the management costs of the facility and to improve the tools available.