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ASTROLab du parc national du Mont-Megantic

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Address: 189, route du Parc, Notre Dame des Bois, Quebec J0B2E0, Canada
Phone Number: 819-888-2941
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The ASTROLab is an astronomy activity centre devoted to making science...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mcstephen66
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 the stars for the rest of the night...when we got there we were told to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 times.Worth the trip.Kid friendly. You don't come down the way you went up.....leaves you wondering.... More 

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Rosemere, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 told that while the evening is in French, the guides will translate upon request and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 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.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 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. The museum at the bottom is well organised, clean, informative and interesting. Their show was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 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.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 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 the Astrolab located at the base of Mont Mégantic cover a wide variety of astronomical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

My husband is an amateur astronomer and we voluntéer at our local observatory. We also don't speak much French. The Friday night festival involved a very profesional slide show at the base as well as two observations at each of the domes. Well worth the money!

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Québec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Astrolab is a gem on top of a mountain out in the woods. It is truly uderated as it id not so accessible but worth the detour if you like nature and astronomy. The museum itself presents a great documentary and has a nice exhibit. As a bonus, it is in a national park so you can have a great... More 

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A few things to note: ASTROLab is at the bottom of the mountain. Access to park about 5$ pp. Then you pay to visit the Astrolab. The high quality Multimedia movies and team who work there are outstanding – willing to answer questions, funny and knowledgeable. Note that most tourists are French so most activities and videos will be done... More 

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