at the ASTROLab
at the base of the mountain
Dès le 1er septembre 2021, le passeport vaccinal COVID-19 permettra l’accès à l’activité à l’ASTROLab. Il sera exigé pour toutes les personnes de 13 ans et plus. Vous devrez présenter votre passeport vaccinal (en format papier, en format PDF sur votre appareil mobile ou à partir de l’application VaxiCode) ainsi qu’une preuve d’identité.
Located at the foot of Mount Mégantic, the ASTROLab is an astronomy activity centre with a multimedia room and outdoor observation deck. During the evenings at the ASTROLab, astronomy and the starry sky are on the menu .
The course of the evening is adapted to the meteorological and astronomical conditions.
In the first part, enjoy a presentation in the multimedia room. in FRENCH.
In the second part, if the sky is clear, stars are observed with our telescope. If the sky is covered, the evening continues inside with presentations rich in content, images and interactivity. In FRENCH.
Check out the schedule upon reservation. The evening can start at different hours depending the date.
Details of the main show :
It is the greatest and rarest of all natural shows. It surprises everyone who sees it. It is an event that seems to defy the laws of nature: a total eclipse of the Sun!
This extremely rare cosmic alignment occurs on average only every 375 years in a given place, and the south of the province will have the chance to live one in less than a year! On April 8, 2024, the astronomical event of the century will take place in Quebec. Discover with us this impressive celestial phenomenon, and how to prepare to observe it!
Children (17 and under)
Wear warm clothes. It’s very very cold at night.
Rates subject to change without notice.
Taxes not included.
Free for children 17 and under, when accompagnied by their family
Reservations necessary for evening activities.
The Annual Québec National Parks Card offers an advantage here: at all times, cardholders receive a 15% discount on astronomy’s tickets.