Conferences, screenings and workshops with NASA astrophysicists at Capel-la-Grande this summer

What is it?

The Night of the Stars Saturday 6 August and Sunday 7 August, From 2 p.m., at the Capel-la-Grande, the Palace of Universe and Science. For events, conferences, screenings and workshops are included.

Conference

Exoplanets: In search of other worlds
From Jupiter’s satellites to rocky exoplanets, the diversity in the universe is great and often full of wonder. Thomas Fouchez, NASA astronomer and alumnus of ULCO (University of the Littoral Cote d’Opale), reveals his universe to us.

Duration: 1h15. Family visitors – 9 years and older. Saturday, August 6 at 8:30 p.m.

“Exploring the Universe: Space Telescopes to the JWT and Beyond”. With each new satellite comes his unexpected discovery or his details. Thomas Foucault, NASA’s astrophysicist and ULCO alumnus, tells us how dedicated satellites to explore the universe have changed our view of the world, and will change it again.

Duration: 1h15. Family visitors – 9 years and older. Sunday, August 7 at 8:30 p.m.

Planetarium session

Saturday, August 8. Duration: 30 minutes

2 p.m.
: “Earth, Moon, Sun”, from the age of 7 years. In this comedy punctuated by a funny coyote who talks nonsense about the sky, it is important to restore the truth about the sun, moon and earth.

Geralt on Pixabay.

2:45 p.m.
: “Small Planet”, from 5 years old. The three creatures live in harmony on their small planet, until they make it uninhabitable. They then go in search of another planet where they can live without reproducing the same errors.

3:30 pm and 5:45 pm
: “On the way to the stars”, from the age of 7. A heavenly song in the gentle warmth of a summer night. The stars and planets are visible this summer.

4:15 p.m.
: Capcom Go, from 9 years old. Restore the future of space races, lunar adventures and space exploration between Russians and Americans.

5 pm: “Fragile planet”, from the age of 9. Earth is the only known place where life has originated and been able to sustain itself. For this observation we need to protect it, in order to ensure our own survival and biodiversity.

Evening 6 ঃ 30.
: “Out of the Sun”, from the age of 7. Céleste meets the moon and sets out to discover extra solar planets. These distant worlds, including the alien landscape, are thanks to the various strategies we have discovered today and which will probably one day resemble our blue planet.

6:15 p.m.
: “Extrasolar Planet”, from the age of 9. Go in search of its distant world which is this extraterrestrial planet. How do you find them and see these worlds?

Sixteen animated shorts and documentaries will be on display at the planetarium.  Picture CUD.
Sixteen animated shorts and documentaries will be on display at the planetarium. Picture CUD.

Sunday, August 8th. Duration: 30 minutes

2 p.m.
: “Jello, dream of the sun”, from the age of 7. Jello, a young window cleaner, invites us to discover a very single star in our eyes: the sun.

2:45 p.m.
: “Blind man with star eyes”, from the age of 5 years. An oppressor fears his people, he already wants to be stronger than he is. He will then take the advice of a wise old man. It will reveal to him the mystery of the sky, the change of day and night …

3:30 pm and 5:45 pm
: “On the way to the stars”, from the age of 7. A heavenly song in the gentle warmth of a summer night. The stars and planets are visible this summer.

4:15 p.m.
: “16 Sunrise”, from the age of 9 years. Follow the preparations of astronaut Thomas Pesquet from Cologne to Baikonur via Houston. What can we feel before leaving Earth for a 6 month mission?

5 pm
: “Fragile planet”, from the age of 9

Evening 6 ঃ 30.
: “Polaris”, from the age of 7. James and Vladimir meet in the Arctic ice floe. They decided to explore some parts of the solar system to see if there was a place for ice like Earth.

6:15 p.m.
: “The dawn of space conquest”, from the age of 9. From the first Sputnik launch in 1957 to the future landing of astronauts on the surface of Mars with the first steps on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon …

Workshop

Rocket building
6: How a rocket works. A mystery? By no means. Come build your own water rocket!

Duration: 1h15. Family visitors – 9 years and older. Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August, 2pm and 3:30 pm, at the Technoscience Lab.

Rocket firing 6: Come and take part in the competition for the highest shot!

At Krehoff Park, Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Where is the Mars robot
? “: Curiosity, ingenuity, perseverance are currently exploring the surface of Mars. But where exactly are they and what are they doing? Using maps, computers, tablets and surfing the web, you follow the path of the Martin robot and discover their missions. Waiting for!

Duration: 30 minutes. Family visitors – 9 years and older. Saturday, August 6 at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.

“Above the Space Station”: Astronaut: Easy job or not? Do astronauts on the space station live like Earth? The absence of gravity transforms them slightly into an external. Discover life and work in space and its amazing wonders.

Duration: 30 minutes. Family visitors – 7 years and older. Sunday, August 8 at 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. 6pm and 7pm

Pixel wiki images.
Pixel wiki images.

“Short circuit in space”: Ready for takeoff? An exciting adventure awaits you. Explore our solar system with an astronaut on a bubble space rocket. Then hunt meteors, pilot a robot explorer and create your own shooting star.

Duration: 1 hour. 3 to 6 years. Family visitors. Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August at 2pm, 3.30pm and 5pm.

Animation

“Listen to the shooting stars”: The A2RS (Regional Association in Scientific Radio Communication) will offer you the discovery of a variety of technical and scientific themes, like every year: meteor shower detection, ISS and space radio communications.

Family visitors. Plus uninterrupted inspection during opening, non-stop, in the hall.

Stocksnap on Pixabay.
Stocksnap on Pixabay.

Youth show
: “Tourne tourne petite Terre” for 5-6 year olds until 5 August. Duration 1 hour.

Revealed

CAD (Dunkirk Astronomy Club) showcases its work and invites you to observe astronomy and give a short presentation on its wonders.

More information on family visitors

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