Planetarium sessions


Housed in a room in the observatory, the 5m-diameter planetarium can accommodate eighteen people, either seated or lying down. Sessions are accompanied by live commentary.
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> "Polaris" children's show (ages 5 and up) - duration 60 minutes :
James, a traveling penguin from the South Pole, and Vladimir, a funny bear from the North Pole, meet on the Arctic ice floe. As apprentice astronomers, they wonder why night is so long at both poles of the Earth. An extraordinary scientific adventure takes them from building an observatory to constructing a makeshift spaceship. On a journey around the Earth and on to Mars and Saturn, they'll answer their questions and discover that the planets have things in common, but also some differences!
Session contents: - Show "Polaris, the space submarine and the mystery of the polar night" - Celestial walk through the constellations representing animals.

> "From the Earth to the Universe" (ages 10 and up) - 60 minutes: Produced by the European Southern Observatory, this show takes you on a fascinating journey through time and space. Journey through time to discover how man's perception of our Universe and our place in it has evolved over the centuries. But also a journey through space, from the familiar stars of our solar system to the farthest reaches of the Universe, with the galaxy clusters that are its largest structures.
Session content: - "From the Earth to the Universe" show - Presentation of the main constellations and celestial objects observable at this time of year.

Languages spoken

  • French


  • Entertainment/recreation


  • Astronomy


  • Movie screening


  • 60



Animals are not accepted.


Extra cost: 6.60 € / person. Activity accessible to PRMs (booking required). Advance booking required with online payment via HelloAsso.

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Planetarium sessions



Planetarium sessions

Observatoire astronomique du Gros Cerveau
3000 route du Gros Cerveau
83190 Ollioules