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ASTROLab du parc national du Mont-Megantic

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189, route du Parc, Notre Dame des Bois, Quebec J0B 2E0, Canada
+1 819-888-2941
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Fantastic Experience

What an experience! Starting at the Astrolab, we visited and went to conferences. The kids 6, 9, 14... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Rachel B
St Jérôme
There's a lot to know before you go!

Here's what you need to know: 1. The presentation is conducted entirely in French. 2. The guide... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Toronto, Canada
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The ASTROLab is an astronomy activity centre devoted to making science accessible. You'll discover the most fascinating history…that of the Universe, the Earth and life. A wide variety of activities allow you to travel the stars – guided daytime tours of ASTROLab and the Mount Megantic Observatory, astronomy evenings at the ASTROLab, are just a few of the discovery activities available in this fascinating world at the heart of the 1st International Dark Sky Reserve.
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189, route du Parc, Notre Dame des Bois, Quebec J0B 2E0, Canada
+1 819-888-2941
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

What an experience! Starting at the Astrolab, we visited and went to conferences. The kids 6, 9, 14 were really interested. We went up to the observatory for a briefing and a visit. At night, after dark, we had a chance to observe the planets...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Here's what you need to know: 1. The presentation is conducted entirely in French. 2. The guide speaks very (VERY) fast so don't count on your high school French to get you through! Take a Rosetta Stone course before you go. Or better yet, bring...More

8  Thank Creepela
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Wow! This was our first time star gazing with telescopes and it was an amazing experience for us. We could not have asked for a better night, absolutely no clouds in the sky. We had booked the 10pm star gazing program that last approx. 2.5...More

1  Thank SylvieFrancois444
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

My gf and I booked the full event starting at midnight and ended at 4:30am. At 12am we watched a PowerPoint presentation about space. Then at 1am we watched another presentation about space. At 2am we went up to the observatory thinking we can watch...More

2  Thank tlewebdev
Reviewed 7 July 2016

If you like science and the stars, you have to go. OMG,are we the only ones out there?????Hummmmm? Get there before 6 if you don't want to treck up the hill, road to car close at 5:45ish. Bring you bug spray, can be brutel at...More

Thank mcstephen66
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I booked this event as a surprise during my mother's visit. When making the reservation, I tried to get a copy of the lecture so that I could have key points translated for her since the event is supposed to be French only. I was...More

2  Thank Lacey W
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Ride your car to the top of Mont Mégantic to enjoy the view ( height : 1100 m) You can book a night presentation and see the stars thru one of their huge telescopes.

Thank louisfrancois22
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Went there during the 'Perséides' (August shooting stars). Unfortunately the clouds were so thick I could not see my hands... But they still managed to entertain us, even in the bus on the way up and down, and gave us access for the next day....More

1  Thank NicBin
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Excellent tour of the observatory and the night sky. The guides had set up 3 telescopes for us and gave us a magnificent tour of the night sky.

1  Thank Giridharan I
Reviewed 9 August 2015

This is a great place to go if you are interested in astronomy. The Astrolabe and both observatories are run by the Université de Montreal and Université de Laval. This ensures that the quality of the presentations are scientifically correct and current. The presentations at...More

3  Thank Pierre M
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