Rathenow has been called the Town of Optics, since one of its citizens was given the royal privilege of creating an “optical industrial establishment” in 1801. By 1896, 193 optical companies were operational.
The Long Night of Optics on June 6th will bring together 19 companies in the Centre of Culture, which will be connected via an “optical mile” with the Optics Park. The complete programme of activities can be viewed on this flyer in German.
A telescopic picture of the moon was derived from a historic telescope that can be visited in the Optics Park. It has been re-visualized by our software as follows: