Next exhibitions :
Nuits Astronomiques de Touraine (NAT), Observatoire de Tauxigny, France, from 21 to 24 May 2020.
Nuits du Causse Noir (NCN), Lanuéjols, France, from 16 to 19 July 2020
Rencontres du Ciel et de l'Espace (RCE), Cité des Sciences de Paris, France, from 13 to 15 November 2020. Conferences on November 13th at 3pm & on November 14th at 10:30am
Astronomer since 2002, I specialized in visual observation with a night vision eyepiece. This is a military technology that is not very well developed for civilian use, allowing real-time observation in the visible and near infrared spectrum (wavelengths between 400nm and 1000nm). By adapting it to astronomy, it becomes possible to see details invisible to the human eye without this instrument.
Although efficient, the qualities differ greatly between each tube. No two tubes are identical. And being intended for military use, no night vision eyepiece was optimized for astronomy. This is why I developed the OVNI-M, an intensifier night vision eyepiece designed to be used with a telescope and combining all the technological advances best suited to astronomy.
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My resume :
- Lecturer and scientific speaker in Astronomy
- Astronomer "Soirées Etoilées" at the Pic du Midi de Bigorre Observatory from 2013 to 2018
- Member of the Association Béglaise en Étude et Recherche Astronomique
- Member of the SIRIUS Association - Astronomical Observatory of Bordeaux.