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Popular Astronomy Festival 2014


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.
 
 
2014 THEME : Etreme Atmosphere
Mont-Megantic Observatory will open its doors to visitors for 6 Fridays.  Be sure to take advantage of this great privilege to glance through the most powerful telescope of the Eastern part of North America.

This Astronomy Festival will take place every Friday this coming summer starting from July 18th to August 22nd.  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.

Fridays at Mont-Mégantic, a meeting with the Universe !





 


Friday nights from July 18th till August 22nd
A Festival reservation for the Friday night 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.


SCHEDULE

20h        Conference at the ASTROLab at the base
20h45 Bus departure for the summit
21h05 Arrival of both buses to both  observatories :
               Visit  of the Astronomical Observatory (group 1)
               Visit of the Popular Observatory (group 2)
22h15 Groups switch
22h30 Group 1 visit Popular Observatory
               Group 2 visit Astronomical Observatory
23h40 Departure for the base
23h55 Arrival at the base

 
2014 Rates
FRIDAYS
Adults : $ 32
Children : $ 16

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