The Observatory of the Vallée de Joux
To dream, to wonder, to discover, to learn, to experience, to discuss time, matter and the universe, manipulating the instruments and see with his own eyes. These are activities based on curiosity and enrich our lives.
The observatory at the Vallée de Joux is of a general interest by allowing the public, including the disabled, tourists and clients of manufactures. They will access an opened window on the universe and the beauty of the sky. Knowledge of celestial objects and viewing events will awake their interest in the cosmos and the "Big Questions".
Instruments Telescopes and refractors:
• LUNT refractor, 152 mm in diameter, only for solar observation.
• Orion refractor, 120 mm in diameter, for observing the sun and the stars.
• DOBSON telescopes, with mirrors 200 and 400 mm in diameter, for observing the sky, easily manipulated by children.
• Celestron C8 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope , with a mirror of 200 mm, for a more rigorous observation of the sky.
• Ritchey-Chretien telescope with a mirror of 610 mm, for deep sky observation.