In view of the current COVID-19 incidence numers, AVV will open its doors again on July 3 for visitors. Regular guided tours will take place again every Saturday at 3 p.m., and club evenings will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Surgical or FFP2 masks are obligatory, as well as a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination or full rovery from the infection, or a test no older than 48 hours. Tests can be short-datedly caried out here (without pre-registration):
Vulkaneifel Apotheke OHG
Abt-Richard-Straße 15, 54550 Daun
Mo. - Fr. 7:30 a.m. - 18 p.m.
Sa. + Su. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Alte Schule (Bürgerhaus)
Mo. - Su. 12 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Testzentrum am Wirichplatz
Wirichplatz, 54550 Daun
Mo. - Fr. 07.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sa. + Su. and on holidays 08 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Test centre in the Forum (lower side entrance)
Mo., We., Fr. 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.
For the time being, our monthly lectures will yet be held online (via zoom). Registration for the online lectures is not performed via the tourist offices; you may obtain access data via contact. Non-members are asked to transfer the fee prior to participation.Bank account:
BLZ: 586 512 40
Kto. Nr.: 351858
IBAN: DE07 5865 1240 0000351858
Night of the Perseids
As every year, the Perseids can be admired in the night of August 12 to 13. In its orbit about the sun, the earth crosses the orbit of comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. It then hits the comet's ejecta, which it has lost during its past close approaches to the sun. The small particles thereby penetrate into the earth's atmosphere at high speed (60 km/s) and ionise the air. Upon recombination, the ionised molecules emit light, which is observed as falling stars. In case of the Persdeis, the radiant (apparent origin of the meteors in the sky) is located in the constellation of Perseus.
Given clear skies, the AVV will receive interested visitors at Hoher List Observatory on August 12, starting at 7 p.m. We shall offer a short explanatory talk as well as guided observations and photography (preferentially a wide-angle camera with tripod) of this celestial phenomenon. Meteors are most eassily observed with the naked eye, lying on a meadow due east, so bringing a blanket is recommended.
SWR TV at Hoher List
A team of SWR visited Hoher List observatory on July 3, 2021 on the occasion of re-opening the observatory for the public after a long shut-down period caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The broadcast was presented on the same day in the framework of SWR Aktuell Rheinland-Pfalz and can be viewed here.
Girls' Day on April 28, 2022
For the first time, AVV will open doors for Girls' Day next year and invite girls and women to the Hoher List observatory and convey information about astronomy as a hobby and profession. The full-day program with provide guided tours and public lectures about astronomical themes, special talks about studying astronomy at German and foreign universities, along with course and job guidance. In case of clear sky the event will be completed with observations of celestical objects. More details can be found in Youth Groups.