Welcome at DIRN Observatory!
The DIRN Observatory is located in the Austrian Alps at a sea level of about 1000 meters directly neighbouring the Kalkalpen National Park.
The location offers an extraordinary nightsky that, as can be seen in a recent scientific study, is nearly totally free of any light pollution and thus can be compared to top-locations worldwide.
The whole observatory including telescope, main mirror, fork mount, drives, cupola and building as well as the complete observatory software are self-planned and manufactured.
Videos and Reportages
Observatory Construction Phases
- Project Start: Summer 2007
- First Light Telescope: July 7, 2017
- Planning und Implementation of Observatory, Telescope and Software: DI Hans-Heinrich Wenk (WOS - Wenk Observatory Solutions)
- The observatory is run privately.