The Naturwissenschaftliche Verein zu Zweibrücken e.V. (NAWI) was founded in June 1999. The main goal of the association was to build an observatory, which started its trial operation in February 2002.

Location of the observatory: Amerikastr. 1, HS-Campus a. d. Kreuzberg, D-66482 Zweibrücken

Coordinates:  Latitude  49°15’ 41″ North; Longitude 7°21’ 34″ East; 321 m above sea level