Mouli D’al Roc has an astronomy observatory positioned on the mountain side overlooking the southern skies. The observatory is located in one of Europe’s largest forests areas and with minimal light pollution provides some of the darkest skies. The observatory is provided with its own driveway and car park areas to enable ready access by guests.
The observatory houses a Meade 14” LX200 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope protected by a 2.7 meter motorized Pulsar cupola. The telescope is mounted on a concrete vibration isolation pier and surrounded by an elevated wooden viewing platform suitable for 4 persons.
An Orion HD 1080 video camera is connected to the telescope providing output to a local viewing monitor and via wireless video feed down to the Mouli D’al Roc’s bar. The HD video camera enables individuals or groups of people to readily view the night sky without having the difficulties associated with a single traditional eye piece.
The Moulin’s ‘Accommodation’ and ‘Leisure Facilities’ provide the ideal location for Astronomers to meet and stay. Large groups of like minded astronomers and their families can be readily supported and accommodated at the Moulin.
Organization such as the ‘Association Française d’Astronomie’ (AFA), offers members of the public a chance to learn more about the universe around them. Visiting the AFA website provides guidance on finding an event occurring locally.