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Maharishi Vedic Observatory

203 W Broadway Ave # B, Fairfield, IA 52556-3219
+1 641-472-6344
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Maharishi Vedic Observatory, Unique & Interesting

A miniature/modernized version of the Jantar Mantar observatory using instruments designed hundreds... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
KennethRMitchell
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Edina, Missouri
Maharishi Vedic Observatory at Maharishi University

I'm reviewing the new, smaller version of the Vedic Observatory at Maharishi University of... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Enlightened108
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Chicago, Illinois
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203 W Broadway Ave # B, Fairfield, IA 52556-3219
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+1 641-472-6344
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

A miniature/modernized version of the Jantar Mantar observatory using instruments designed hundreds of years ago to measure the sun, moon and stars. Don't expect to see any telescopes, it's not that kind of observatory. The observatory is very well built, carefully maintained and... well... I've...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I'm reviewing the new, smaller version of the Vedic Observatory at Maharishi University of Management, not the one in Vedic City. It's wonderful and inspiring. There's a YouTube video tour you can listen to while you visit which explains all the instruments. It actually created...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is not an observatory in the traditional sense. The sign indicates that one should visit the observatory and look at the various instruments and not be at all concerned about how one could actually make observations with them. You're just supposed to absorb the...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

A fascinating place to visit, this scale version of a Vedic observatory is a beautiful and uplifting spot.

Thank Eastlight108
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

It's definitely a must see for anyone visinting this part of the country or just passing through. I got my MBA here.

Thank 0972garuda
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Fairfield is a picture perfect small Iowa town. You can walk around the town square and shop in small Mom and Pop stores. There are two very good coffeeshop in the Northwest corner of the square. If you go North out of town on Highway...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

View the tour on You Tube first before you visit. It will help to enjoy it even more. The it a life size replica of ancient Vedic instruments to measure the heavenly bodies.

Thank D E
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Also, we are not familiar with Vedic principles. That being said, the sun was high, it was very hot, the grass was burnt up, the various concrete instruments were chipped and peeling, We respectfully walked around the perimeter of the circle, reading the small placards...More

1  Thank TeeSue
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

I am happy about the self-guided tour being set up. I mostly find myself there alone except for the occasional workers who might maintain the site. I follow astrology daily, online. But going here made me appreciate it more.

Thank Logan T
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

This observatory in front of the MUM Student Union is much more accessible than the observatory in Vedic City, and gives the same appreciation of the connection between each individual and the cosmos. Worth viewing.

Thank atmananda
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