Raoul Lannoy


Here in Belgium, the weather was also very clear (but damp )and foggy early in the morning. We appeared on our frenchspeaking commercial national TV station RTL-TVI:
The field of Ramillies (it was a battlefield between the Duke of Marlborough and Louis XIV in mei 1706) is our favorite observation area: when it was full moon, the entire area was lit up by its glare but once the Moon got hidden by Earth’s shadow, we could even see the Milky Way and numerous stars around the Moon !
This was the longest Moon eclipse I experienced and also at an unsusual timing:  from 1 tot 6 AM


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  • 30 September 2015
    Hello Belgium
    I’m very happy that you were successful for this event !
    I really like the way you are organising this very original small wild observatory area.
    I’m living in Artignosc-sur-Verdon, and here the weather was really bad, but,… as coming from the far North, I’m able to wait for a hole in the clouds. I’m in Provence but my sun in law is living in Ramillies so I know your interesting project, hope to meet you there.
    Keep us the good work !
    Michel Deconinck
  • 06 December 2016
    Hi Michel! Now it's colder than it was at Paris for the RCE! :-)
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Born in Belgium in 1957 (from a Belgian father and an American mother). Here, everything seems a lot more complicated: more taxes, more government, more languages, more people per square kilometer or mile, more light pollution, but, nevertheless, as much passion for things going on up there, naturally or man made. This was thanks to the first time I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey back in 1968, followed by the promises of the Moon. One weakness was my dislike for maths, which led to human science studies (law and a specialization in insurance). I've been working since 1982 in the...


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