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Astro Art Documentaries: The incredible legacy of Yrjö Väisälä

The latest episode of the Astro Art Documentaries series has been released! In this episode, our team embarks on a journey to the remarkable Tuorla Observatory, nestled in the scenic vicinity of the Finnish archipelago.

The Tuorla Observatory has undergone a remarkable transformation, now known as Spacepark Väisälä, a tribute to the Finnish astronomy legend, Yrjö Väisälä. Renowned for his pioneering contributions to optics and astronomy, Väisälä's legacy is celebrated in this unique spacepark. The documentary also grants viewers an exclusive look into the astonishing mirror manufacturing facility of Opteon, where the primary mirror of the Herschel Space Telescope was made!