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Observatory, Vicques

"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. Now I know all about the skies above - well, almost anyway!"

Michel, 15, head in the clouds

The observatory, where native-born Michel Ory discovered a comet, offers different activities by day as well as by night. 

Sun observation day:

  • One Sunday a month from 15.00 to 17.00 h
  • Entrance fee: CHF 5.-
  • Free of charge for visitors under 17 


  • The society regularly organises events such as astronomy workshops on clear evenings, solar days, etc.
  • Online programme of events

Observatoire astronomique jurassien
Damien Lachat
Prés Liavas 27A
2854 Bassecourt
T. +41 (0) 76 337 81 25

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