Historical telescopes are part of the scientific heritage.
This telescopes were used in astronomical research and deserve being respected and charisted.
Each instrument has it's own history and legacy.
At "Les Observatoires du Clain" we study, restore and put this instruments back in use.
Before putting this historical telescopes back in use we retrofit them to modern standards. This has the double advantage during observation : modern comfort and the historical context.
The research is based on the large library and archive of "Les Observatoires du Clain", an international network of collectors and researches and a longtime experience of the members of the association.
The retrofit of the telescopes and the mounts can be undone and the instruments brought back in their initial condition.
At the observatory we have a collection of 70 historical telescopes. Most of them are operetional. Some of them are underway for being restored.
The core of the project are the Czech telescopes from the Zdanice Observatory and are made by Gajdusek and Kozelsky in the 1960's.
Of the 5 Gajdusek - Kozelsky telescopes 2 are already operational and are used on the Observation Platform.
The others planned to be installed in roll off observatories.