Final Scientific Services (1973–1990)

  • Audouin Dollfus†
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 398)


The visual surveys carried out by later planetary astronomers with the Grande Lunette are described up to 1990, when the instrument and dome fell out of use. These programmes included studies of Comet Halley in 1985–1986 and Mars in 1988. By 2006 repairs had begun to the dome with a view to opening the Grande Lunette to the public in a new scientific outreach programme.


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    The participants in the 1985–86 Comet Halley observing campaign were: Yvonne Ensargueix, Jean-Philippe Garsztka, Alain Perez, Hervé Roy, Serge Thébault and Jean-Claude Thorel.Google Scholar
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    The participants in the 1988 Mars observing campaign were: Christian Arsidi, Nathalie Cabrol, Roland Caron, François Costard, Daniel Crussaire, Yvonne Ensargueix, Marc Jousset, Pascal Mazereau, Marc Salameh and Jean-Claude Thorel.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ParisFrance

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