The CONTACT-HOTEL Le Continental in Vierzon invites you on a journey into space with the pole of stars of Nancay, 17 minutes from the hotel.
Located in the heart of the Sologne forest, at the foot of the impressive Nançay radio astronomy station, the Pôle des Étoiles
takes you on an exciting journey into the universe.
Between dreams, dazzle and reflection
Discover the 4ᵉ largest radio telescope in the world, in the soothing calm of the Sologne forest. Fly to another world with this digital planetarium.Come closer to the sky and touch the sky with 1500 m² interactive exhibition.
Activities for the whole family
The Pôle des Étoiles
offers daily activities to entertain you. Let yourself be guided by a scientific mediator, and radioastronomy will have no secrets for you!
Visit the planetarium and watch the show of your choice. With its vaulted ceiling and star simulator recreating a night sky, you will discover the constellations of the sky.
You will also be able to observe permanent and temporary exhibitions. Discover all year long an exhibition that retraces the evolution of the sky, the universe and tools available to researchers.
Until January 7, 2018, find the exhibition "Question of space" which retraces the adventure of the French astronaut, Thomas Pesquet
, and the exhibition "Regards Croisés-Art et astronomie". This exhibition is an association of the Capazza Gallery and the Pole of Stars combining art and astronomy.
The Pole of Stars offers you throughout the year a series of scientific and astronomical meetings
. At night or during the day, these meetings will satisfy the desires of young and old alike.
The center is open from February 1st to December 31st.
Do not hesitate to contact the teams of our hotel for more information.
The Pole of Stars
Tel: 02 48 51 18 16