Vauvenargues Observatory

Vauvenargues - Planetarium / observatory

Behind Sainte Victoire mountain, at an altitude of 600m, La Sinne observatory enjoys an exceptional setting, ideal for astronomy.

Discover our cupola and the large Schmidt-Cassegrain 355-mm telescope as well as other instruments for visual observation.

Practical astronomy for members. Monthly public evenings: slide show, identification of stars and constellations by laser, celestial mythology. Observation of deep sky (galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, planets of the moment and planets of the Moon) with instruments and in the cupola.

Free monthly lectures in Aix-en-Provence. School and corporate groups welcome. Outside events, partnerships with other associations.

Possibility of private evening functions: contact us for details.

  • Pets allowed
  • Accessible for disabled
  • Coach park, Private parking

Information provided byOT Aix en Provence

  • Contact

    La Sinne
    1185 chemin Du Puits d'Auzon

    13126 Vauvenargues

  • Phone

    • 04 42 66 00 96
  • Website

Nearby

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  4. Les Sarments

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