These evening observations take place in the reception pavilion and then in the dome with our largest telescope (61cm in diameter), which is one of the largest in Suisse Romande.
All year long you can see a number of things of our Universe as you have never seen them: star clusters, nebulas, galaxies... and also things that are closer to us: Jupiter and its moons, Saturn and its rings, Mars, Venus and of course the Moon (observations depending on the chosen date). With a little luck you can even see a comet, shooting stars, satellites... Come join us!
The time of the activity varies according to the season and the time of nightfall:
- From 16 October to 15 March: 7.30-10.30pm
- From 16 March to 1 May: 8-11pm
- From 2 May to 31 August: 9pm-midnight
- From 1 September to 15 October: 8-11pm
Languages spoken: French, English
Whatever the season, remember to bring warm clothes, as the observatory is at an altitude of 1150m and nights can be very cold in the mountains.
The activity takes place regardless of the weather forecast. We cannot guarantee good weather, but in the event that we are unable to observe the sky, observations will be replaced by a visit to the observatory and presentations on astronomy.
This ticket is only valid for the date indicated. The reservation cannot be postponed and is non-refundable.
Conditions / supplements
- Minors must be accompanied by at least one adult.
Meeting point: AstroVal Observatory, Chemin de la Capitaine, 1347 Le Solliat
- Public transportation : Train stop "Solliat Gollisse" in front of Jaeger-LeCoultre, 30-minute walk.
- Car : Parking spaces in front of the observatory