Franck Jobard

Franck Jobard

Mechanical Engineer

Franck is a mechanical engineer with a specialty in optics and microsystem. He began his career in a design office as an engineer in modeling and CAD in micromechanics. Then, for more than 13 years, he managed a company that counted up to fifty employees.

Astrophotographer since 2006, he built his automated observatory in 2009 and discovered his first planetary nebula (Jo1) in 2015.

Franck and his family moved to Chile in February 2019. They settled less than 45 minutes away from the observatories. Franck is our onsite engineer and your main contact in case of maintenance & installation needs.