Bling! Plonk! Zoooooowap! Strange, robotic sounds accompany sights of barren landscapes with futuristic structures scattered about. Secretive scientists meander in tinfoil uniforms. The landscape surrounding Brorfelde Observatory, just some 15 minutes north of the E20 motorway, indeed provides food for the imagination and reminders of space-age fantasies of old. A working astronomical observatory from 1953 to 1996, the place reopened in 2016 as an exploration centre open to visitors wishing to stargaze, wander in the surrounding hills and learn about the puzzles of the universe from the centre’s experts. “We want to feed people’s curiosity,” says Julie Bouchet, manager of Brorfelde Observatory.

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