Tourisme Charlevoix

Observatoire astronomique de Charlevoix

About

The only astronomical observatory open to the general public in the region offers activities every evening of the summer. Discovery of astronomy takes place inside at a fixed hour, followed by observations of the starry sky with a telescope if the sky permits. Please be present at 6:45 pm between June 24th and July 31st, and at 5:45 from August 1st to September 6th. We suggest to have dinner during the french presentation, then to come back for observations.

Activities

  • The Observatoire de l'Astroblème de Charlevoix is the only interpretation center dedicated to the famous meteoritic origin of the region. A scientific animator will guide you through an interactive experience, dotted with several spectacular samples of impactites from Charlevoix, with a superb 3D scale model of the region. We also own some meteorites that you will even take in your hands! A must for understanding the genesis of Charlevoix.
    We also offer you the opportunity to go and discover some geological attractions of the area with a guide, or using your smartphone. Download the "Parcours géologique de Charlevoix" app turn the location service on and we wish you to have great discoveries !

  • Take the opportunity to make an interplanetary journey, walking a trail located at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu (free admission) . Named " Strolling at the speed of light. This "stroll" is actually an educational path along the St-Lawrence river for a distance of three kilometers. We thus find a reproduction of the Sun at the trailhead, and all the other planets are placed at just the right distance from the sun so that it is faithful to reality . In addition to a scale replica of each planet, we find the locations an interpretation panel with bilingual background information. An aerial photo also allows visitors to figure out where they are in the path. A very nice family experiences to live!

  • The Observatoire de l'Astroblème de Charlevoix is the only inerpretation centre of the region's famous meteorite origin. An expert guide wil take you trough an interactive visit strewn with spectacular samples of Charlevoix impactites. On display also meteorites that you will be able to take into your hands! A must-live experience to better understand Charlevoix's genesis.

  • The Observatoire de l'Astroblème de Charlevoix is the only interpretation center dedicated to the famous meteoritic origin of the region. A scientific animator will guide you through an interactive experience, dotted with several spectacular samples of impactites from Charlevoix, with a superb 3D scale model of the region. We also own some meteorites that you will even take in your hands! A must for understanding the genesis of Charlevoix.
    We also offer you the opportunity to go and discover some geological attractions of the area with a guide, or using your smartphone. Download the "Parcours géologique de Charlevoix" app turn the location service on and we wish you to have great discoveries !

Description

  • Features

    • Picnic area
    • Animation
    • Souvenir shop
    • Restrooms

Business

Over the years, we have developped an expertise in astronomy activities offered to corporate groups. Please contact us so we can offer you the right activity for your group.

  • Affiliated with a chain Fairmont hotels
  • Type of location Activities and attractions
  • Accessible via Train, Bus, Taxi, Car, Helicopter
  • Destinations close by Charlevoix, Québec
  • Customers served Group , Corporate

Activities

  • The Observatoire de l'Astroblème de Charlevoix is the only interpretation center dedicated to the famous meteoritic origin of the region. A scientific animator will guide you through an interactive experience, dotted with several spectacular samples of impactites from Charlevoix, with a superb 3D scale model of the region. We also own some meteorites that you will even take in your hands! A must for understanding the genesis of Charlevoix.
    We also offer you the opportunity to go and discover some geological attractions of the area with a guide, or using your smartphone. Download the "Parcours géologique de Charlevoix" app turn the location service on and we wish you to have great discoveries !

  • Take the opportunity to make an interplanetary journey, walking a trail located at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu (free admission) . Named " Strolling at the speed of light. This "stroll" is actually an educational path along the St-Lawrence river for a distance of three kilometers. We thus find a reproduction of the Sun at the trailhead, and all the other planets are placed at just the right distance from the sun so that it is faithful to reality . In addition to a scale replica of each planet, we find the locations an interpretation panel with bilingual background information. An aerial photo also allows visitors to figure out where they are in the path. A very nice family experiences to live!

  • The Observatoire de l'Astroblème de Charlevoix is the only inerpretation centre of the region's famous meteorite origin. An expert guide wil take you trough an interactive visit strewn with spectacular samples of Charlevoix impactites. On display also meteorites that you will be able to take into your hands! A must-live experience to better understand Charlevoix's genesis.

  • The Observatoire de l'Astroblème de Charlevoix is the only interpretation center dedicated to the famous meteoritic origin of the region. A scientific animator will guide you through an interactive experience, dotted with several spectacular samples of impactites from Charlevoix, with a superb 3D scale model of the region. We also own some meteorites that you will even take in your hands! A must for understanding the genesis of Charlevoix.
    We also offer you the opportunity to go and discover some geological attractions of the area with a guide, or using your smartphone. Download the "Parcours géologique de Charlevoix" app turn the location service on and we wish you to have great discoveries !

Prizes & awards

Price
Grands prix du tourisme québécois 2012

Reviews from visitors

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  • A must see..

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2016-07-25
    640christenal, Centreville

    It was so delightful to stop and overlook a breathtaking view; easy walking ; nice place to have a picnic; great for young and old next to golf course and not far from the Fairmont... great...

    Read more in the opinion of A must see..
  • Fantastic learning experience!

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2015-08-01
    fdwboucher, Quebec, Canada

    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit there. We were treated to an excellent conference on exoplanets, given by a smart young woman, passionate for astronomy. We then went out to observe the skies through...

    Read more in the opinion of Fantastic learning experience!
  • An Excellent Experience

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2013-08-28
    Trail_B-ers, Kingston, Canada

    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here and would highly recommend a visit if you're interested in learning anything about earth and space. The nearby Fairmont had suggested this experience and noted...

    Read more in the opinion of An Excellent Experience

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Contact informations

595, Côte Bellevue
Pointe-au-Pic (QC)  G5A 3B2

  418 324-4522
  info@astronomiecharlevoix.org

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Schedule

First half of summer

From 24 June to 31 July

  • 18:30 to 00:00 - Monday
  • 18:30 to 00:00 - Tuesday
  • 18:30 to 00:00 - Wednesday
  • 18:30 to 00:00 - Thursday
  • 18:30 to 00:00 - Friday
  • 18:30 to 00:00 - Saturday
  • 18:30 to 00:00 - Sunday

Second half of summer

From 1 August to 4 September

  • 17:30 to 23:00 - Monday
  • 17:30 to 23:00 - Tuesday
  • 17:30 to 23:00 - Wednesday
  • 17:30 to 23:00 - Thursday
  • 17:30 to 23:00 - Friday
  • 17:30 to 23:00 - Saturday
  • 17:30 to 23:00 - Sunday

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