Astronomy activity

Astronomy evening at the Popular Observatory

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Description

  • Mount Megantic Popular Observatory, located near its big brother at the peak and equipped with a 61-cm telescope, is a multimedia observatory that is unique in the world and entirely dedicated to the public

Program

  • The evening events are adapted to the meteorological and astronomic conditions
  • If the sky is clear, observation with the telescope and from the inclined benches of the observation platform.
  • If the sky is overcast, the Observatory's audio-visual arsenal will be put to good use to take you on a trip through the universe with presentations that are rich in content, images, and interactivity. The activities are conducted in French.

Procedure

  • Approximate length: between 2:30 hrs (without sunset watching) and 3:00 hrs (including sunset watching), depending on when the activity takes place
  • Shuttle service included The drive on the 5.5 km road is done with the bus. It is not possible to leave the summit before the end. The bus leaves 10 minutes after the start time of the activity indicated on your ticket.
  • 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

Rates

Category Price
Adult $26.25
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.

Book

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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

Select your group composition.

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