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Astronomical experience

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 53 reviews.Artignosc-sur-Verdon, France

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Experience hosted by Michel Et Jannik

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Discover the sky from the Michel's Observatory

You are in a natural and preserved area near the gorges of Verdon, with a black sky.
This is an original experience accessible to all.
9 pm: welcome with a tea, explanation of the program using a sky map.
9.30 pm: in the observatory, discover the telescope controlled by computer. You will adjust the telescope to your eye to look at the stars with personalized explanations.
At the end of the observation: if requested, some scientific research in which I'm active. And if the Moon is present, you can immortalize the image through the telescope with your mobile phone.
I hope that you will spent a beautiful evening, perceiving the place of our fragile little planet in the universe. An unforgettable experience to dream to the stars!
Discover the sky from the Michel's Observatory

You are in a natural and preserved area near the gorges of Verdon, with a black sky.
This is an original experience accessible to all.
9 pm: welcome with a tea, explanation of the program using a sky map.
9.30 pm: in the observatory, discover the telescope controlled by computer. You will adjust the telescope to your eye to look at the stars with personalized explanations.
At the end of the observation: if requested, some scientific research in which I'm active. And if the Moon is present, you can immortalize the image through the telescope with…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Welcome tea
  • Equipment
    Sky map
From £28
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Michel Et Jannik

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 53 Reviews
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I am passionate about astronomy. Engineer in nuclear physics, I was trained in astrophysics and I am very involved in the international astronomical community. Having an artistic approach, I am specialized in night watercolor.
I like to share my passions: articles in scientific journals, conferences, animations in schools, and ... exchange with you!
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Where you'll be

From the garden, you will discover the constellations.
In the observatory, it is a real window to the universe that I will open to you. You will see, for example, planets like Jupiter and its satellites, Saturn with its rings, the Moon and its craters, a galaxy, even perhaps a comet.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 53 reviews.

Seema
August 2019
Star and planet gazing with Michel was a wonderful experience. Michel is full of knowledge and passion and a great willingness to share that. It was a very fun and informative night. Would recommend it.
Kate
August 2019
A wonderful experience - using the true meaning of wonderful! A group of mixed ages, but we all understood what he was showing us. A lovely man with a fountain of knowledge and experience who made us very welcome and was keen to share his knowledge.
A wonderful experience - using the true meaning of wonderful! A group of mixed ages, but we all understood what he was showing us. A lovely man with a fountain of knowledge and ex…
Benjamin & Floor
July 2019
Michel is a great expert, was amazing to be able tonder Jupiter and its moons, Saturn with its ring and the Moon bigger than I’ve ever seen. Would recommend!
Marie
March 2019
Très belle expérience, j'ai appris plein de choses et ai oser poser les questions sans complexe car ils ont su nous mettre à l'aise et à notre porté. Je recommande!
Andrea
March 2019
It was an unique experience to watch the stars together with Michel. He has a very profound knowledge, and explains very well. It is admirable with how much passion and enthusiasm he does his work. Thank you for fulfilling a childhood dream and for this unforgettable evening!
It was an unique experience to watch the stars together with Michel. He has a very profound knowledge, and explains very well. It is admirable with how much passion and enthusiasm…
Maureen & Kevin
March 2019
Merci beaucoup à vous deux pour l'accueil, les connaissances, le lieu et les explications pendant cette soirée, nous avons adoré ce moment !! On reviendra c'est sûr! Merci encore Maureen & Kevin :)

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring warm clothes, the nights can be cooler even in Provence. Do not forget your cell phone for a beautiful photo of the Moon through the telescope.

What to bring

Warm clothes