Astronomy activity

Perseids

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Description

  • Perseid evenings at ASTROLab are evenings to observe the famous meteor shower, featuring special presentations, telescope sky watching, and mood music. Bring your deck chairs and blankets to spend the night with us.

Program

  • Activities at the foot of the mountain (ASTROLab)
  • Multimedia presentation about the Perseids (Length: 40 minutes) The activities are conducted in French.
  • Outdoor naked eye and telescope sky gazing (weather permitting)
  • Nighttime hike (weather permitting)
  • Projection of images and discussions about astronomy (interactive cosmos in Cosmolab) The activities are conducted in French.
  • Activities at the peak of the mountain (Popular Observatory)
  • If the sky is clear: scanning the heavens with the Observatory telescope and from an outdoor vantage point on the inclined benches of the observation platform.
  • If the sky is covered: visit and multimedia presentation in the Popular Observatory (duration: 1 hour). The activities are conducted in French.

Procedure

  • Approximate length: undetermined (possibility to leave with the shuttle every hour, on the half-hour, until 2:30 a.m.)
  • Shuttle service: the ascent to the Observatory will be done by shuttle service (included in the price of the activity).
  • Go to the Observatoire sector welcome centre 15 minutes before the selected departure time. The welcome centre is located 25 minutes from Franceville sector.
    Punctuality is important for compliance with public health regulations.
    COVID-19: make sure you comply with current health standards before traveling for your activity.

Don't forget

  • Warm clothing
  • Folding chair, covers, and sleeping bags (for outdoor sky gazing)

Rates

Category Price
Adult $35.25
Child (17 years and under) Free

Taxes and park entry fee not included. Holders of an Annual Québec National Parks Card benefit from a 15% discount on the purchase of a ticket for an astronomy activity.

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Group Composition

14 people maximum

You must indicate the number of children aged 17 and under in your group in order to guarantee them access to the activity.

If your group includes 14 persons or more, please contact us at 819-888-2941, ext. 6353

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