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Visit of the astronomical observatory of Mont-Soleil by night with observation of the stars and planetarium session during the new moon.
Thanks to our 355 mm main telescope and other instruments, this visit of the observatory, which takes place in the evening, lasts about two and a half hours and will allow you to dive into the wonders of the starry sky. On the occasion of these new moon evenings, each visit will be dedicated to a different theme.
MAY 19 Galaxy duos: Despite the expansion of the Universe, the force of gravitation is able to hold galaxies together. Come and observe these incredible objects.
JUNE 16 Planetary Nebulae: Planetary nebulae are so named because astronomers once mistook them for planets. They are among the most beautiful astrophysical objects that can be seen in the cosmos with a telescope.
SEPTEMBER 15 Black Hole Observation: Come learn more about the most monstrous objects in the universe. Will you be able to see one?
OCTOBER 13 Double Stars - Stellar Scales: Come learn how visual observation of double stars has allowed astronomers to determine the mass of stars with their telescopes and scopes.
- From 19 May 2023 to 13 Oct 2023
- Conditions / supplements
- Max. 15 people per group
- From 10 years old
- These activities take place in the observatory, on the terrace and under the dome - bring warm clothes in all seasons.
- In case of bad weather, the activity will take place with a visit of the observatory and a projection in the planetarium.
- 2 to 2.5 hours (duration varies according to the conditions and possible observations)
- Suitable for families
- Suitable for groups
- Main contact
- Fondation de l'Observatoire Astronomique de Mont-Soleil Mont-Soleil 2610 St-Imier email@example.com observatoire-mont-soleil.ch