Solar Observatory Udaipur|Interesting facts|How to visit

Solar Observatory Fatehsagar

Solar Observatory Fatehsagar

The Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO) is situated in Udaipur, Rajasthan on an Island in the Fateh Sagar Lake. The observatory was made in 1976 by Dr. Arvind Bhatnagar. He was the founder-director of the Udaipur Solar Observatory.

Prof. Arvind Bhatnagar was known internationally for his valuable contributions to Solar Astronomy. Arvind Bhatnagar was born in Beawar, Rajasthan on 19 November 1936. Prof. Bhatnagar established the solar observatory in the middle of Lake Fatehsagar in Udaipur in 1972 under the aegis of the Vedhshala, Ahmedabad

Interesting Facts about Udaipur Solar Observatory

1. Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO) is Asia’s largest solar observatory.

2.  The observatory is situated on lake island thus has a large mass of water around it due to which air turbulence which occurs due to ground heating by sun’s rays is decreased resulting in improved image quality and accuracy.

3. USO fills the large longitudinal gap between Australia and Spain and act as  a link for continuous solar coverage in international collaborative programs, including the Global Oscillations Network Group (GONG)

4. Udaipur solar observatory has Multi-Application Solar Telescope (MAST), which is Asia’s biggest telescope installed in 2013 it will provide 3D images for solar activities.

5.  The function of Udaipur Solar Observatory is mainly solar observations like high-resolution solar chromospheric, magnetic field, velocity, and spectral observations, for studies pertaining to solar flaresmass ejections, and the evolution of solar active regions.

Want to visit Solar observatory in Udaipur?

I have seen this activity listed in many of the travel blogs and was compelled to write about “how to visit solar observatory in Udaipur”.

Udaipur Solar Observatory is a beautiful structure situated right in the middle of panoramic lake Fatehsagar. Its location and the giant telescopes invite a lot of curiosity from tourists but there’s a lot of mystery involved in getting to know how to get entry in Udaipur Solar Observatory.

Let me burst the mystery bubble and tell that, Udaipur Solar Observatory is not accessible to outsiders.

So If you have already made plans to visit this place, drop it now because

 “the sooner you drop a failing plans lesser it hurts.” –  Udaipurbeats travel

But don’t be disheartened we’ve listed a lot more things that you could do in Udaipur which will definitely make up for this loss here.  (15 Things to do in Udaipur).

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