This activity at the summit starts with the guided observation of the sunset at an altitude of 1,100 m (weather permitting).
While waiting for the stars to show up through the twilight, the evening continues inside the Popular Observatory with the following presentations:
- Earths in sight ! Does a world as ours exist within our Universe? It's been a mistery for thousands of years... Merely 20 years ago, the only known planets were the ones from our Solar system. Today, more than 400 planets were detected around other stars and this number increases constantly, a revolution of exosolar planets. Thanks to the ingenuity of astronomers and to increasingly powerful performing telescopes, we should soon reach the day that we can confirm the existance of a planet similar as ours. Come and discover new worlds!
- Celestial Splendours: the most striking cosmic scenery observed through the world's most powerful telescopes.
If the stars can be seen, you will have the opportunity to gaze through the 61-cm telescope and use the magnificent observation platform with tilted benches. A breathtaking scene!If the sky is cloudy, the Observatory's multimedia equipment will be used for an Interactive Cosmos session.
See our schedule in our Visit Us section. The evening is conducted in French.
Reservations required for all astronomy evenings. The activities are conducted in French.
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