Lagarde-d'Apt

SIRENE Astronomical Observatory

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In the heart of the lavender fields, the sky is for everyone. Located on what used to be a missile launch zone from the Plateau d'Albion, the SIRENE (Restored Site for Starry Nights) Observatory is the perfect setting for astronomical observations.
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At an altitude of 1,100 metres, enjoy a clear sky far from any source of light pollution, boasting 360° views. Thanks to its geographical location and top-quality instruments, the Observatory welcomes beginners, amateurs, and school groups to see one of the most beautiful skies of Europe.

Led by professionals; astronomy lovers, or simply anyone who's curious, can come to the observatory for an exhilarating night of star-gazing where "one feels small without feeling diminished".
Several options are on offer:
- Night outing to spend an evening admiring the planets and galaxies.
- Discovery evening with astronomy enthusiasts
- Day or night observations for amateurs using a range of different telescopes.
- Observation with your own instrument.

The Sirène Observatory also participates in the "Nuit des Etoiles" (Night of the Stars) every year in August.

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Equipment

  • Picnic area
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking

Services

  • Pets welcome

Dates and times

All year round, daily.

Prices

Free entry for children < 6 years.

Languages spoken

  • French

Contact

SIRENE Astronomical Observatory
RD 34
84400 Lagarde-d'Apt
Tel : View number 04 90 75 04 17
E-Mail : sirene@obs-sirene.com
Website : http://www.obs-sirene.com/

Coordinates

Longitude : 5.487716
Latitude : 44.000819

Location

Longitude : 5.487716

Latitude : 44.000819