Violau - The German Planetary and Cometary Observers' Conference

The Conference

Violau is a small village in Bavaria (southern Germany) with a very comfortable conference centre, where the german amateur planetary observers hold their annual conferences at Whitsun.

Nearly 100 observers come to Violau every year (some with their families) to listen to talks (or even give one), participate in workshops and discuss everything related to the planets.

Mailing List

A mailing list for communication between the conference participants as well as between planetary and cometary observers in general is the Planetenbeobachter mailing list. If you want to become a member of this list please send an empty mail to

As the language on this list is mostly german you could also have a look on the MEPCO homepage, which is the international counterpart of this conference.

Violau Today

Here you will find some of the conference newsletters we produce somedays late at night to keep everybody informed what's going on. According to the special style of most articles I don't think it is possible to translate them to the english language, but if you are a volunteer I strongly recommend you to contact me.

At the moment some issues are not yet translated to HTML, so if you want to help please contact me.

Download the PDF papers here or view the HMTL pages directly:

Violau Today 01/1989 [PDF]
Violau Today 02/1991 [PDF]
Violau Today 02/1991 [PDF]
Violau Today 01/1992 [PDF]
Violau Today 02/1992 [PDF]
Violau Today 02/1993 [PDF]
Violau Today 02/1994 [PDF]
Violau Today 01/1996 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 02/1996 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 01/1997 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 02/1997 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 01/1998 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 01/1999 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 02/1999 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 03/1999 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 01/2000 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 02/2000 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 03/2000 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 01/2002 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 02/2002 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 01/2003 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 01/2004 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 01/2005 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 02/2005 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 01/2006 [HTML] [PDF]
Violau Today 01/2007 [PDF]
Violau Today 02/2007 [PDF]
Violau Today 01/2008 [PDF]
Violau Today 02/2008 [PDF]

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