"Since my early childhood I have been fascinated by the planets, stars and asteroids, so I signed up for an "extracurricular" astronomy course. Over four evenings, I learned about the Observatory and how it works, using the telescope to look at the stars and even see a planet. It was fantastic to see everything for real rather than on television and I felt like a proper stargazer. We also visited the Planetarium with its depiction of the various planets. Now I know all about the skies above - well, almost anyway!"
Michel, 15, head in the clouds
The observatory, where the Jura astronomer Michel Ory discovered a comet, offers daytime and nighttime tours (booking required). School outings are welcome.
Price: CHF 150.00 (up to 15-20 people)
Good to know
A whole night at the observatory with all the available instruments and the support of a specialist: CHF 400.00 (up to 5 people).
Jean Friche, known as
"Jean de la Lune"
Route de Recolaine 3
T. +41 (0) 32 435 65 49
Observatoire astronomique jurassien
T. +41 (0) 32 423 32 86