Unsual weekend at the Pic du Midi

Live a unique and unforgettable experience. Spend the night at the observatory of the Pic du Midi with scientists and learn about stars, our Solar System and the Universe. At 3000m of altitude, the Pic du Midi (Midday Pic) is the highest observatory in Europe. High above the clouds, admire the sunset, the stars, and the sunrise.

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You will share the lives and work of scientists for a few hours and learn the basics of astronomy whilst getting the best views of our Solar System. You will learn how to look at the sky, to read the constellations and to admire the planets. This experience is unique, and will leave a permanent imprint on your mind. Day 1 : rendez-vous at 16h30 at the cable car of La Mongie. Climb and installation. Observation of sunset from the large terrace of 600 m2. Visit the museographic site. Observation evening lasting 2.5 hours, with observation with the finest instruments. Learn to read and use of sky map. Admire celestial objects. Day 2 : observation of sunrise. Visit the 2 m telescope and the coronagraphs.

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You will be guided by passionate professionals, part of a structure recognised by the French Astronomy Association for its professionalism and competence. The instruments used for observations are exceptional and some of the finest, such as a big binocular, a telescope of 400mm, and the telescope Dobson of 500mm. You have the privilege to spend one night at the Pic du Midi. Rooms are simple single room. Price of the weekend is about 240 euros.

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