Marvel at the white ice poles on Mars, or the Moon's craters and the rings around Saturn along with countless nebulae and galaxies – in clear weather this is possible on the 584 m-high Peterberg. This is where the observatory of the Saarland Association of Amateur Astronomers and all interested "star observers" is located.
The observatory is equipped with a 5-metre observation dome housing a 20-inch reflector telescope, the Peterberg half-metre telescope and a 6-inch diameter lens telescope. Another 3.2-metre dome houses two 5-inch refractors and a special solar telescope.
Public lectures on topics relating to astronomy as well as guided tours are held every first Saturday of the month. Visitors receive an introduction to the fascinations of the universe and, on a clear day, they are offered a view of the vastness of the universe. The "Sun, Moon and stars" are also presented as a subject to children and school classes in an interesting and lively manner.
Lectures take place every 1st Saturday of the month
April to November: at 8 pm
December: at 7 pm
Winter break: mid-December to end of March
Individual group arrangements on request