The Maharishi Vedic Observatory, a one and one-half acre open-air observatory of masonry sundials, is unique in the world for its ability to display in one compact form the whole structure of the universe along with all the movements of the sun, the planets, and the stars. It is the only complete example existing in the world today of this timeless knowledge. Research reveals that these ancient observatories existed in every culture at one time. Today well known fragments of ancient observatories remain at Stonehenge in England, Maachupichu in Peru, and other locations in Europe, Central America, and Asia. At the Vedic Observatory in Maharishi Vedic City one can view the heavens as the ancients did.
The centerpiece of the Maharishi Vedic Observatory is ten masonry astronomical instruments that are based on the principle of the sundial. As the earth turns and the sun moves overhead each day, the instruments cast shadows on their dials. From this one can tell the time, the day, and the positions of the stars and planets. Visitors understand the structure and laws of the universe by viewing the instruments. However, the real fascination of the Vedic Observatory is the connection between the structure of the observatory, which mirrors the structure of the universe, and the structure of our own physiology. This connection is described in ancient Vedic literature. Visitors to the observatory will enjoy the experience of the their own inner intelligence and it's relationship to the orderly intelligence of the universe as displayed in the planets and stars. The result is increased balance of mind and body.
Visitors of all age groups enjoy the Vedic Observatory’s partnership of science, art and ancient history.
Directions: The Maharishi Vedic Observatory is located on Observatory Drive in Maharishi Vedic City. From Fairfield take Highway One north to Airport Drive, turn west, drive one mile to Jasmine Avenue, turn north, drive 1/3 mile to Observatory Drive, turn west. The observatory is at the end of Observatory Drive.