10 minutes by walk from Iwamurata Station → 10 minutes on foot from Sakumo Saku Children's Future Hall → 19 minutes from Iwamurata Station → Koumi Line 25 minutes by taxi → Usuda Space Observatory 30 minutes by taxi → Usuda Stardome 15 minutes by taxi → Usuda Station Koumi Line 20 minutes → 1 minute walk from Sakudaira Station → 1 minute walk from Millennium Park (SAKU BLOOM Illumination) → Sakudaira Station
Sakumo Saku City Child Science Museum
Point of interest.
A science museum to learn while experiencing hands on. The planetarium was renovated in 2018 and you can now enjoy powerful dome images with a 4K projector. This is a museum that can be enjoyed all day, including a permanent exhibition of approximately 5m of Brachiosaurus dinosaur model and a hands-on science experience workshop.
Telephone:0267-67-2001 Operation time: 9:30am to 5:00 pm
With a diameter of 64m, and total weight 1980 tons this parabolic antenna boasts the largest size antenna in Japan. If you look up, you will be overwhelmed by its size. This is a facility for space observation, such as sending operation commands to spacecraft that observe Earth or the moon, and receiving data sent back. It has supported JAXA's deep space exploration missions, but as more advanced missions are being planned, and we are currently building another ground station for deep space exploration in Saku City. Usuda Space Observatory has only a short period of time left for it to be the only one of its type, but the future marches on.
You can enjoy full-scale astronomical observations using a reflective telescope with a diameter of 600 mm and a refracting telescope with a diameter of 200 mm. An astronomical commentary by an astronomical instructor invites you to travel to our mysterious universe. Events are held in each season and for various astronomical phenomena. Your interest in the stars will be increased and you will want to know more.
Operation time: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Closed: Monday, Tuesday and New Years eve and New Years days
Saku's winter tradition, this Illumination is based on the concept of “Saku's beautiful starry sky”, and it is the largest scale festivalof this type in the Hokuriku / Shinetsu area. You can enjoy a variety of illuminations such as constellation dome and milky way with constellations. The starry sky shown on the ground makes you feel full of excitement.