Tremblant Beneath the Stars

Tremblant Beneath the stars
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Once again this year, join us at Tremblant for the 19th edition of Tremblant Beneath the Stars at the summit of the mountain during the Perseid meteor showers. Tremblant, le Club des astronomes amateurs de Laval in collaboration with Laser Quantum International offers to the visitors a variety of educational activities for the whole family. The Perseid meteor showers represent the time of the year where the quantity of shooting stars is at its peak and each hour, meteor showers appear in Earth's atmosphere.


A Wide Variety of Activities Under the Stars

In addition to the possibility of seeing dozens of shooting stars per hour, Tremblant Beneath the Stars offers visitors a variety of educational activities for the whole family. And, of course, look through telescopes to see celestial objects like Neptune and the fascinating surface of our own moon. It is the perfect opportunity to discover constellations, to observe Neptune and deep sky objects like star clusters and galaxies, monitor the passage of satellites and the International Space Station (ISS), and, of course, see the shooting star display of the meteor showers called the Perseids.

To take full advantage of this exceptional time of the year, Tremblant has set up a program which offers visitors to watch the sunset over the Laurentian mountains, do night hiking, count the shooting stars crossing the dark sky led by a powerful laser and many more. In addition, more than 20 astronomers will be on site with their telescopes to share their knowledge on astronomy.On Saturday afternoon Visit the amateur astronomers tent to and observe the sun through their telescopes. (With special, safe filters). Activities for the whole family are also planned for the visitors of the resort.


"Landing on a snowball: the incredible journey of the Rosetta space probe and 45th anniversary of Appolo 11 mission" Conference

Description of scientific instruments, preparations and flight operations of the Rosetta space probe. The spacecraft will try to land on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 11, 2014. The objectives are to collect data on the composition of the comet nucleus and its behavior as it approaches the Sun. Reminder of the historic odyssey of Appolo 11, the first walk of Man on the Moon.

The conference will take place at the summit of the mountain and will be hosted by Michel Burelle, passionate astronautics specialist. The 45-minute long conference will be given in French at 9 p.m. and in English at 10:30 p.m.


The Highest Summit of the Laurentians

While there is no admission fee for Tremblant Beneath the Stars, as well as no cost for getting to the summit by foot, consult the pricing for the Panoramic Gondola!


Tips for Observing the Stars Like a pro

  • Dress warmly! It can get cold at the summit of the mountain (even in summertime). Don't forget your hat and gloves. A thermos of hot chocolate is a great idea, too!
  • Bring a folding chair or a blanket to sit on.
  • Pack your binoculars. Under the right observing conditions, you will be surprised how many stars you can observe with them.
  • For safety's sake, carry a flashlight with a red bulb or, if you have a clear bulb, cover it with red cellophane paper or red tape. Amateur astronomers use red lights only, since white light is harder on the eyes in the dark.

Schedule

At the summit - Outdoor activities

Hour Event
8 p.m. to midnight Star party (weather permitting).
8:18 p.m. Sunset.
Enjoy the setting sun at your leisure. Be sure to bring your camera!
9 p.m. "Se poser sur une balle de neige: l'incroyable périple de la sonde spatiale Rosetta et 45e anniversaire de la mission Appolo 11" Conference
Presentation in French
9:30 p.m. Nature hikes to learn the secrets of the starry sky.
Reserve in advance in front of the Rendez-Vous at the summit.
10:30 p.m. "Landing on a snowball: the incredible journey of the Rosetta space probe and 45th anniversary of Appolo 11 mission" Conference
Presentation in English
10:30 p.m.
Nature hikes to learn the secrets of the starry sky.
Reserve in advance in front of the Rendez-Vous at the summit.

Activities in the pedestrian village

Hour Event
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Meet amateur astronomers and observe the sun through their telescopes (with special, safe filters).

At the summit - Outdoor activities

Hour Event
8 p.m. to midnight Star party (weather permitting).
Learn to read the starry sky, guided by a powerful laser.
8:17 p.m. Sunset
Enjoy the setting sun at your leisure. Be sure to bring your camera!
9 p.m. "Se poser sur une balle de neige: l'incroyable périple de la sonde spatiale Rosetta et 45e anniversaire de la mission Appolo 11" Conference by Michel Burelle, passionate astronautics specialist.
Presentation in French
9:30 p.m. Nature hikes to learn the secrets of the starry sky.
Reserve in advance in front of the Rendez-Vous at the summit.
10:30 p.m. "Landing on a snowball: The incredible journey of the Rosetta space probe and 45th anniversary of Appolo 11 mission" Conference by Michel Burelle, passionate astronautics specialist.
Presentation in English
10:30 p.m. Nature hikes to learn the secrets of the starry sky.
Reserve in advance in front of the Rendez-Vous at the summit.

Note: The laser emits a very powerful green light ray. Lasers must be used with caution as they pose hazards to aicrafs in flight. Laser Quantum International has notified civil aviation authorities of the use of such a device in the area.


Tremblant Beneath the Stars is an annual event organized by the Club des Astronomes Amateurs de Laval and Station Mont Tremblant with the collaboration of Laser Quantum International.

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