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The Observatoire Astronomique du Mont-Mégantic

The Observatoire Astronomique du Mont-Mégantic is located at an altitude of 1,100m and was inaugurated in 1978. First and foremost, it is a research centre in astronomy. It is administered by both the Université de Montréal, the Université Laval and Université McGill. Its telescope, which holds a 1.6m mirror and weights almost 24 tons, makes it the most important observatory of North America's East Coast.
For more information, visit the website www.astro.umontreal.ca/centre

The Observatoire Astronomique du Mont-Mégantic is located at an altitude of 1,100m and was inaugurated in 1978. First and foremost, it is a research centre in astronomy. It is administered by both the Université de Montréal, the Université Laval and Université McGill. Its telescope, which holds a 1.6m mirror and weights almost 24 tons, makes it the most important observatory of North America's East Coast.
For more information, visit the website www.astro.umontreal.ca/centre

 
Day activities :
Every afternoon during the summer, the Observatoire astronomique is opened to visitors from the ASTROLab. Our welcome center at the base will inform the public of the visiting hours.

Evening Activities

In the evening, the Observatoire Astronomique is exclusively dedicated to research. Fortunately, there is an exception to this rule! A few nights a year, during the Festival d'astronomie Populaire du Mont-Mégantic, the observatory's large telescope is opened to the general public, and its electronic instruments are replaced by an ocular permitting visual observation.


The Observatoire Astronomique du Mont-Mégantic
 
Astrolab du Mont-Mégantic