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Monthly Lectures


From February to November of each year, a lecture is held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the AVV auditorium, given by lecturers from astronomical institutes throughout Germany and experienced amateur astronomers. The lectures cover a wide range of astronomical research and, in some cases, the history of astronomy and especially of Hoher List Observatory. They are designed to be easily understood by lay audiences.

Our lecture room accommodates about 35 people at best, prior registration for the lectures is therefore required:

Tourist Information Daun                (+49 - (0) - 6592 - 9513-0)
Tourist Information Manderscheid (+49 - (0) - 6572 - 932665)
Tourist Information Bad Bertrich    (+49 - (0) - 2674 - 932222)

Adults: €5.00,  Children: €2.50

In the months of December and January there will never be lectures, due to weather conditions, and also not in other month in case of ongoing snowfall. The access road between the parking lot and the observatory will not be cleared by the community. The height of the snow cover is best taken from the data for the Mäuseberg near Daun. Also the webcams at Daun Airfield as well as around Schalkenmehren are of interest.


In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events had to be cancelled, except for the lecture in February. For the year 2021, it is not yet possible to predict when the lecture series can be resumed. As soon as this is known it will be announced here, as well as in all print media as well as in the social media.