Amateur astronomy

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The Observatory has strong links with various local amateur astronomers associations.

Three associations are hosted at the Observatory :

  • The French Association of Variable Stars Observers (Association Française des Observateurs d’Etoiles Variables – AFOEV), created in 1927 ;
  • The Alsace Group of the French Astronomical Society (Société Astronomique de France Groupe Alsace – SAFGA) created in 1931 by the former Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory director André Danjon ;
  • The Federation of Associations of Amateur Astronomers in Alsace (Fédération des Associations d’Astronomes Amateurs d’Alsace – F4A), created for the International Year of Astronomy in 2009.