The Observatoire de la Lèbe is entirely dedicated to the discovery of astronomy for all.
What if we took the time to observe the stars? Unique place in the Ain, the Observatoire de la Lèbe in Valromey sur Séran in the South Bugey offers you to familiarize yourself with the galaxies, stars and planets thanks to fun and exciting astronomical animations.
All year with reservation, the Observatoire de la Lèbe offers:
Observations of the sun.
Observation evenings for all.
Adult and children’s courses on reservation for groups (school, leisure, association, works council, families …). Specific programs on request.
The path of the stars in free access and its fun booklet on sale at the Observatory and in the offices of the Tourist Office.
Board the planetarium for a strikingly realistic virtual ride through the Milky Way.
Guided by a scientific mediator, discover constellations, planets, nebulae, galaxies and other unsuspected wonders of the deep sky.
The session consists of a film, followed by a presentation of the sky by the animator. A dive into the heart of the starry sky comfortably installed in your recliner.
Find the public sessions on the agenda of the Observatory website. To schedule a visit outside of these sessions please contact us.
Films for young audiences/families:
The Blind Man with Starry Eyes
LUCIA, THE SECRET OF THE SHOOTING STARS
Films for all audiences from 8 years old:
VOYAGER, THE ENDLESS JOURNEY
From the Earth to the Universe
The SUN, OUR LIVING STAR
During 2 hours you will learn to spot the main constellations and observe the most spectacular objects of the night sky: the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters… These initiation evenings are based on a total interactivity with the public and are accessible to all without any prior knowledge.
The Observatoire de la Lèbe proposes an evening around a latest generation telescope: the EVscope. The strength of the eVscope is to render extremely distant and very faint objects.
Star clusters, nebulae, galaxies…
Bref objects usually difficult to observe and now within our reach!
Specifically designed for families, this evening will begin under the planetarium dome of the Observatoire de la Lèbe with the screening of the film L’aveugle aux yeux d’étoiles followed by mythological stories related to constellations told by our host.
The evening will continue with a telescope observation (a substitute animation will be set up in case of bad weather).
Several celestial legends evening:
Enter the legends of the constellations…
In the planetarium learn to recognize the constellations, their shape and let yourself be lulled by the mythological tales associated with them. At the exit meet on the observation terrace to spot the constellations with the naked eye and observe Jupiter and Saturn through a telescope.
These initiation evenings are based on a total interactivity with the public and are accessible to all without prior knowledge.
A nice fun, educational and cultural walk to do all year round with your family for an afternoon.
Cosmos and Professor Big-Bang offer you to dive into a huge intergalactic investigation.
With the help of a notebook,find the clues left on the totems of the path of the stars and try to solve their riddles in order to discover where these friendly travelers come from.
Booklet on sale at the Observatory and in the Tourist Offices of Belley, Champagne, Plans d’Hotonnes and Hauteville.