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Haute-Provence Observatory

This astronomical observatory is located on a low hill of the wide plains southwest of Forcalquier and northwest of Manosque, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department. Sitting at an altitude of about 650 m, the observatory has a clear view of the skies because of the remote location and generally clear air.

Bauduen | CERGA | Champtercier | Haute-Provence |

The road to the observatory passes through the aptly-named village of Saint Michel-l'Observatoire.

The Observatoire de Haute-Provence is operated by the INSU (Institut national des sciences de l'Univers) branch of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - National Center for Scientific Research).

Observatoire de haute-Provence - tel: (33) 492 70 64 00
Wednesdays: 15:00
Apr-Sept: 1st Sunday/month - 09:30
15 June - 15 Sept: Wednesdays 14:15-14:45, 15:15-15:45

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• GPS: 43.929322, 5.714944


IGN (1/25,000) #3241 est "Banon"

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