The visit to the astronomical observatory includes an interactive course on the solar system and the universe with video projection on a large screen. In addition to describing the Earth as it was millions of years ago and the dinosaur ‘Ciro’ (the first dinosaur discovered in Italy), the celestial bodies are illustrated using real images. The images are provided by NASA and ESA via the Hubble Space Telescope and show what stars, constellations, asteroids, meteors, black holes, comets and distant galaxies look like.
The visit includes projections in the planetarium dome, descriptions of the optical instruments and entrance to the dome where the main telescope is located. During the day visits, it is possible to observe the sun with the telescope and observe sunspots, the chromosphere and protuberances. On the other hand, during evening visits it is possible to observe the moon, planets, satellites, stars, galaxies, etc.
The museum is partially accessible to the disabled.