ARIES, stands for Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, is a prominent astronomical institute of India. ARIES observatory was established after independence in 1955 but later on shifted to more appropriate location at Manora Peak in Nainital. Known to have one of the most advanced telescopes in India, ARIES is setup as an autonomous institute imparting education on astronomical studies.
Aries observatory is a centre of attraction for astronomy lovers in India. It remains open for general public to show astronomical instruments in working day time. During moonlight nights, observatory is open for four days a week to watch astronimcal and celestial objects through the high power telescopes. Visitors are only permitted with prior permissions. Visiting nights are fixed and depends upon clarity of sky.
Loaction of ARIES:
ARIES is located in near Nainital ( This well-known institute is located on Manorma Peak at a distance of 9km from main Nainital city).