perseids evenings

August 9 to 13 août 2019

The Perseids Evenings are nights of observation of the famous meteor shower with special presentations, observations by telescope and musical ambiance. You are invited to bring your lawn chairs and blankets to comfortably spend the night with us.

Learn why we make wishes when we see a shooting star, why there are meteor showers, why we call the August meteor showers Perseids and if there are other meteor showers !

Join us and make a wish!

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programm

With a reservation for an evening at the summit, you have access to :

  • Multimedia presentation about PERSEIDS (40 minutes).
  • Outdoor observation with naked eye and with telescopes (weather permitting).
  • Night hike weather permitting (at 9:10 and 11:10 pm).
  • Bus ride up to the Popular Observatory : observation with the 24 inch telescope and naked eye. Ride back down when you are ready according to availability on the bus. If the sky is cloudy : you will ride up to the Popular Observatory for a guided visit and a multimedia presentation (1 hour) then return to the base by bus.

For an evening at the base of the mountain, you have access to (no reservations required) :

  • Outdoor observation with naked eye and with telescopes (weather permitting).
  • Guided tour or observation at Velan Observatory, a 14 inch telescope at the base.
  • Night hike weather permitting (at 9:10 and 11:10 pm)..
  • Celest Mouvements (on giant screen).

schedule

  • Shuttle Ride up to the summit at 8pm, Perseid Show (in French) at 7pm.
  • Shuttle Ride up to the summit at 9pm, Perseid Show (in French) at 8pm.
  • Shuttle Ride up to the summit at 10pm, Perseid Show (in French) at 8pm.
  • Shuttle Ride up to the summit at 11pm, Perseid Show (in French) at 10pm.
  • Shuttle Ride up to the summit at midnight, Perseid Show (in French) at 10pm.
  • Shuttle Ride up to the summit at 01am, Perseid Show (in French) at midnight
  • Shuttle Ride up to the summit at 2am, Perseid Show (in French) at midnight.

Rates and reservations for Perseids​

Reservations

By phone : 819 888-2941

Toll-free : 1 800 665-6527

Perseids rates

With summit access
Adults
$34.75
Children (6 to 17)
Free
Access to the base activities only
Adults
$16.75
Children (6 to 17)
Free

PRIVILEGE : those who have a reservation for an evening with a shuttle to the summit can present themselves an other night from August 9 to 13 to enjoy the activities at the base, to observe even more shooting stars!

Wear warm clothes. It’s very very cold at the summit.
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 access fee for the shuttle to the summit by night is included.
Free of charge for children 17 years and under in the company of their family.

15% DISCOUNT

With the Annual Québec National Parks Card, at all times, cardholders receive a 15% discount on daily access to the ASTROLab at Parc national du Mont-Mégantic