Val Thorens Announces Astronomy Week In February 2020
30th December 2019
Europe’s highest ski resort, Val Thorens part of the impressive Three Valleys ski area, has announced an Astronomy-themed week starting on February 24th and running until 27th 2020.
“There’s a clear link between Val Thorens, and the stars. With any ski resort as high as us, perched up at 2,300 metres and the year-round opportunities for naked-eye stargazing makes the resort a very special place for budding cosmonauts”, a resort spokesperson said.
This is a chance for all the family to have fun learning about the universe around us, a range of lectures and events are planned during the special week.
Assisted Sky-Watching stations will be manned by experienced staff who will allow guests to view moon craters, stars and nebulae with the help of a telescope connected to a giant screen with astronomy experts on hand to talk people through what they are seeing.
The Ultra Planetary Show will allow budding astronomers a whistle-stop tour of what’s known about the planets and the scientific and technical challenges that face the future.
There is also planned an Aliens Show which will focus on the eternal question: are we alone in the universe?