Astro Pléiades

The Astropléiades trail

The Astropléiades trail on the Pléiades belvedere (alt. 1348m) is a path offering an introduction to astronomy, drawing on the views of Lake Geneva and Le Grammont to teach walkers all about the Earth and the stars. The four stages of this 1½-hour trail explain observations from Earth; the solar system; the stars; and the Milky Way. The Astropléiades trail is open in summer. To reach the trail from Vevey, take the Train des Etoiles on the rack railway.

The Astropléiades Trail, in the Pléiades pre-alps (1,348 m), uses the views of Lake Geneva and Le Grammont to teach you all about the Earth and the stars.

For children, adults and specialists, the four stages of this 1 ½ hour trail explore our observations from Earth, the solar system, the stars and the Milky Way, our galaxy. Plus, the name “Pleiades” is a reference to a star cluster in the constellation of Taurus.

The patron of this trail is Claude Nicollier, the first Swiss astronaut, who has flown on four space shuttle missions and who is now a professor of Spatial Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

The Star Train, a cogwheel train departing from Vevey, gets you to the Astropléiades Trail in 40 minutes.

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