The Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory is located high up on Mount Kanobili in Georgia and is considered one of the best observatories in the Caucasus region. Seven telescopes reside here, built between 1932 to 1978. During the day, you’ll get stunning views into misty valleys and forests. The location’s combination of altitude and remoteness make it ideal for stargazing. Visitors can enjoy a small museum and take a tour before trying their hand at spotting some planets with one of the old-school telescopes.
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!