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Popular Astronomy Festival 2018


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.
 
 
2018 THEME : infrared

Come and learn more about the Infrared Universe !

 
2018 THEME : infrared




9 nights : July 5-6-7, 12-13-14, and 19-20-21 2018
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. (40 min)
o Popular Observatory of Mont-Mégantic : observation from a 24 inch telescope. (40 min), 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
Shuttle Ride departures to the summit:
at 9 pm: Presentation at 8 pm
at 11pm: Presentation at 10 pm
at 1 am: Presentation at midnight


2018 Rates
Adults : $ 34.25
Children (17 under) : Free, when accompagnied by familiy

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