Marie-HĂ©lĂ¨ne Kaschinski, guide at the CĂ´tes de Meuse
â€śWe chose Meuse in the heart of the Lorraine regional country park because it
is far from the light pollution of the large cities. In our observatory, we
have one of the largest amateur telescopes in Europe to be open to the general
public. The lens of the T83 has a diameter of 83 centimetres. The pupil of the
human eye is hardly 7 millimetres in diameter. Thanks to it, we can see
hundreds of millions of light years away. Far beyond our own galaxy
You can â€śflyâ€ť over the Moon as if you were actually approaching it.You
can visit the planets of the solar system and see the beauty of the rings of
Saturn. The adventure began, for us, twenty years ago. The foundation stone
was laid in 1987, and light first entered the T83 telescope in 1997. We built
the whole thing ourselves.
Then, when we saw the result, we decided to open it to the public and we
have had almost 4,000 visitors so far. There is something to see whatever the
season of the year, so long as the sky is clear.
When youâ€™re here, itâ€™s easy to understand that nature is not unique