“Ciência Viva” Centre – Astronomy Park

Explore the world of astronomy at the “Ciência Viva” Centre of Constância. Part of the “Ciência Viva” Centres Network, it has an astronomy observatory with five removable domes, which shelter telescopes with several types of apertures and architectures. 

Create three-dimensional images by light interference patterns at the holography laboratory, an unusual installation almost completely set underground. See a simulation of the sky at any time, date or latitude at the planetarium, a room with space for 40 people. 

Get to know the galaxies, the solar system and the Jupiter and Saturn systems through the equipment scattered on the outside, where one can also hang out close to nature. 


Contact details:

Phone number: +351 249 739 066

Fax: +351 249 739 084

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Website: http://constancia.cienciaviva.pt  



Alto de Santa Bárbara – Vila Galileu Galilei n.º 817, 2250-100 Constância

GPS coordinates: 39° 29' 42,020" N / 8° 19' 26,184" W


Opening hours:

May to September

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:00

Saturday: 15:00 to 19:00 and 21:00 to 23:00

Sunday to public holidays: 15:00 to 19:00

October to April

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:00

Saturday: 14:30 to 18:30 and 20:30 to 22:30

Sunday and public holidays: 14:30 to 18:30


Closes: Mondays, 1 January, 24, 25 and 31 December.