Astronomy at the Domaine
Discover the night sky with the 2nd largest telescope that is open to the public in Quebec.
With the telescope we can view the infinite cosmos, which is becoming less accessible because of the light pollution generated by inhabited areas. Luckily, the Domaine enjoys a night sky of exceptional quality which allows us to discover the beauty of the celestial sky.
A Unique Experience at Pavillion Velan
The Pavillion Velan is an astronomical observatory equipped with a high quality telescope. Observation of celestial objects in the night sky, a solar refracting telescope for observing the sun, and an additional area for observation and the installation of telescopes await you!
At the Velan Astronomical Pavillion you can visit an exhibition on the birth and history of the Cosmos, as well as learn how to observe the sky to discover its wonders. Open year round it receives the public, school groups, amateur astronomers, private groups, etc. Follow the interpretive signs and discover the distances between the planets on the “Path of the Planets”, a 1 km hike starting at Pavillion Velan.
Astronomy at the Domaine is accessible to school groups, summer camps, day camps, seniors clubs and astronomy clubs as well as other groups.
Consult our brochure for additional information or write to us.
The Domaine Saint-Bernard has observation nights every Saturday at 20h.
Activities may resume once sanitary measures are modified.