Marvel at the white ice poles of Mars, the craters of the moon or the ring system of Saturn as well as numerous fog patches and galaxies with you own eyes - this opportunity is offered during clear weather on the Peterberg, which reaches a height of 548m. The observatory of both the amateur astronaut association and of all people who are interested in watching stars is located here.
The observatory has a 5-meter observation dome with a 20-inch reflector telescope, the “Peterberger” half-meter telescope as well as a refracting telescope with a 6-inch diameter. A further dome – with an diameter of 3,2 – accommodates two 5-inch refractors as well as a special solar telescope.
Every first Saturday of the month, there are public lectures about topics related to astronomy as well as guided tours. In doing so, an understanding of the fascination of the universe is given to visitors. On a clear day there is the opportunity to have a look at the vastness of the universe. Also for children and school classes, the topic “sun, moon and stars” is presented in an interesting and lively manner.
Verein der Amateurastronomen des Saarlandes e.V.
Telefon: (06873) 9 15 55
Jeden 1. Samstag im Monat Vortrag mit Führung und Blick in den Sternenhimmel
April bis August: ab 20.00 Uhr
September bis März:
ab 19.00 Uhr,
Winterpause: Mitte Dez. bis Ende Feb.
Gruppentermine nach Vereinbarung