Our Star Attraction
Popular Astronomy Festival 2016

The Astronomy Festival is a unique occasion to allow yourself to become passionately inspirered by the stars. Dedicated to the public, this great celebration of the sky will help you discover a whole new approach toward nightime. In addition to a pleiad of facinating activities, the festival is the only time of year that gives the public access to the research observatory of Mont-Mégantic at night. It's not everynight that you are permitted to take a peek at the sky through the most performing telescope of the country.
2016 THEME : ExoTerra
Mont-Megantic Observatory will open its doors to visitors for 6 nights. Be sure to take advantage of this great privilege to glance through the most powerful telescope of the Eastern part of North America.

The evening will start with a special prsentation at the ASTROLab, then both Observatories will be accessible : Mont-Mégantic Observatory where it will be possible to observe and exchange different views and knowledge with an Astronomer, and the Popular Observatory where our guides will gladly share with you their passion for astronomy.

The Astronomy Festival at Mont-Mégantic, a meeting with the Universe !

2016 THEME : ExoTerra

6 nights : July 7-8-9th and 14-15-16th, 2016
A Festival reservation gives you access to :

• Special presentation at the ASTROLab.
• Access to the summit on our shuttle bus to visit both observatories :
o Astronomical Observatory of Mont-Mégantic : observation from a 60 inch telescope and presentation on the research conducted. (1 hour)
o Popular Observatory of Mont-Mégantic : observation from a 24 inch telescope. (1 hour), followed by a shuttle bus ride back at to the base.
The access to the summit stays the same regarless of cloudy weather, the observation is then replaced by a guided presentation at the Astronomical Observatory and a special presentation at the Popular Observatory.
Shuttle Ride departures to the summit:
at 9 pm: ExoTerra Presentation at 8 pm, other show at 1 am
at 10 pm: Presentation at 8 pm, other show at 9 pm
at 11pm: Presentation at 10 pm, other show at 9 pm
at midnight: Presentation at 10 pm, other show and 11 pm
at 1 am: Presentation at midnight, other show at 11 pm
at 2 am: Presentation at midnight, other show at 1 am

Example : if your bus is scheduled for departure to the summit at 11 pm, the Other show will be at 9 pm and the ExoTerra presentation is at 10 pm at the ASTROLab.

2016 Rates
Adults : $ 33.25
Children (17 under) : Free

Taxes and Access fee to the park not included.

Reservations necessary.
Wear warm clotes, it's very cold at night.

For reservations
To make a reservation, call the ASTROLab ; click here for coordonates.


Astrolab du Mont-Mégantic