Starting in 1767 with Captain Bougainville and the first astronomical discoveries, travel through to 2113 where you will be a member of Captain Eve Pelletier's space mission to discover the solar system. Your head full of discoveries, you finish your visit with your eyes on the heavens in the observatory, where, with the use of a 16 inch (406mm) diameter telescope, you can look at stars, planets and other celestial bodies by day as well as by night.
This completely new exhibition is now available to the public.With either a guide or an audio guide, this exhibition will help you understand the pioneering spirit that has always inspired mankind in his quest for knowledge. Your visit allows you to:
- Explore the starry sky and the constellations using the planetarium.
- Understand the difference between astrology and astronomy.
- Experiment with the concept of gravity.
- Understand to what point the knowledge of astronomy and the observation of the night sky were vital for navigation in the 18th century.
- Make a complete tour of the solar system.
- Visit the laboratory of a scientist who is interested in various aspects of astronomy and space exploration. His principal question - "Are we alone in the universe".
- Watch a multimedia presentation which takes you from the Big Bang up to the present day.
- Observe the passage of time through fossils and artefacts.