Attend our astronomy evenings hosted by an amateur astronomer passionate about the subject!

From 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., attend an evening dedicated to astronomy in the dome of the Pavillon Vélan with a 360° projection. Here are the upcoming themes:

March 2024: Solar eclipse

Captivating celestial phenomena, solar eclipses occur when the Moon obscures the Sun. The sky briefly darkens, creating a striking spectacle. These rare moments serve as a reminder of the cosmic dance between celestial bodies.

April 2024 : Messier 42, The Great Orion Nebula
Located 1350 light years from us, the Orion nebula is the closest star nursery. With a size of 24 light years, it is visible to the naked eye or binoculars, but it shows us it’s majesty in our 400mm telescope.

May 2024: Black Holes
These mysterious objects that absorb everything in their neighborhood but remain impossible to see, can be found in many areas of the universe. Stelar black holes resulting from the death of certain stars are distributed everywhere. “Super massive” black holes, often billions of times the mass of our sun, are generally in the center of the galaxies. Come learn more about these space ogres.

June 2024 : Northern Lights
What are these greenish lights that show up in the north sky from time to time? Where do they come from? What causes them? Can we predict them? Auroras are the result of huge explosions on our Sun that come our way and influence the behaviour of the upper reaches of the atmosphere.


*** Free Eclipse lens *** for every visitors attending Astronomy evening until April 8th.


Rates: $22 adults / $12 children

A unique experience to live at the Velan Pavilion

The Velan Pavilion is an astronomical observatory equipped with a high-quality telescope. Observation of celestial objects in the night sky, solar astronomical telescope dedicated to observing the sun and additional outdoor area for observation and the installation of telescopes await you. The pavilion also has a fully equipped screening room that can accommodate up to 50 people.

At the Velan Astronomy Pavilion, you can visit an exhibition on the birth and history of the Cosmos in addition to being introduced to the observation of the sky to discover its wonders.

Open year round, it welcomes the public, school groups, amateur astronomers, private groups, etc. Discover the “Path of the Planets” during a 1 km hike starting near the Velan Pavilion and follow the interpretation panels. They will make you discover the distances that separate the planets.

Astronomy at the Domaine is accessible to school groups, summer camps, day camps, seniors’ clubs and astronomy clubs or any other group. In addition, a host of new features are to come!

For more information, write to us.

Domaine Saint-Bernard also offers private observation evenings and presentations under the dome for groups!

Contact us for more information.

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