Observatory of Épendes


Route du Petit-Épendes 45
1731 Épendes

The observatory in Épendes serves the purpose of popularization of astronomy. It is open every Friday evening free to the public in all weathers, as well as every first Sunday morning of each month weather permitting for observing the Sun.

Galaxies in many different shapes
Image: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Do you want to know more about the sky and to discover some of it's wonders, to gain more knowledge about astronomy, or learn to use a telescope or take photos of the night sky? If so, come and discover the Albireo Group.

We meet every fortnight at the Observatory to share our knowledge, to discuss our experiences and observe the sky, take pictures etc ... For more information contact us (website)

Intended for

  • 10-14
  • 14-18
  • 18+
  • 20-40
  • 55+
  • Family
  • Group


Content: simple

Interactivity: active/passive

Inside/outside: inside/outside


Every Friday evening

from November to March: 19:00–21:00
in April and from September to October: 21:00–23:00
from May to August: 22:00–24:00

The visits start punctually at the above mentioned times. In case of bad weather, if no visitors have turned up before 30 minutes after the beginning, the visit is cancelled.
Languages: English, German, French
Weather dependent? No
Does it cost anything? No