Mark your calendars for the weekend of 9 and 10 of September 2023!
Join us at the Radio Astronomy Station of Humain, in Wallonia, to celebrate Belgium’s rich and diverse heritage. This station was founded in 1953 by the Royal Observatory of Belgium to house the very first Belgian radio telescopes dedicated to observing the Sun. In the 1960s, a solar interferometer of 44 radio telescopes was constructed and operated up until 2001. Today, the station continues to host radio and optical experiments to observe the sky, the Sun, the Earth's space environment and its atmosphere. This is the first time this station will open its doors to the public, where you will be able to stroll along the two north-south and east-west axes of the old interferometer, see the old control laboratory of the interferometer, discover the history, of the site and its observations and know everything about the current scientific activities.
Bring your family, friends, and neighbours, to embark on a captivating cosmic adventure!
Dates: 9th-10th September 2023 during the Heritage days
Time: 10h -18h
Location: Rue de l'Observatoire, 6900 Marche en Famenne
An access map will be posted online in August on our website.