La Nuit des étoiles - Starry Night at the Pass, Frameries
Experience a weekend and evening entirely dedicated to astronomy. Free access to the event and the site. At the Pass, 10 & 11/08/13!
Starry Night has become a big popular festival. Each year, in the middle of summer, over 100 000 people who are curious about the sky discover the heavenly vault and its wonders.
This year, the theme is: "Distances in the universe".
A whole host of activities:
Observe the sun, its spots and evolving prominences, discover a collection of meteorites, uncover the secrets of light and explore the astronomy apps for PC and SmartPhone with fellow fanatics.
A narrated projection (families) of the most beautiful images and videos made possible by the latest technological advances.
A slideshow (families) projected onto large screens will immerse you in the magical universe of the starry sky.
A science café: "meteorites: objects of fascination, science... and worry" is planned.
A planetarium to discover the sky together (families) and identify constellations and planets in order to understand their movements.
Dive into the Milky Way, lose yourself in the Summer Triangle, fall under the spell of the red Antares and Lyra.
Fun for all ages
"Water rockets" workshop (for 8 to 12 year olds)... Make your first rocket with bottles and... a bicycle pump! A fun and participatory activity to conquer the stars in complete safety!
"Day/Night" entertainment (continual - family activity with younger children): a story, games, flashlights and balls to better understand why night and day never happen at the same time.
Gyroscopic swing (only on Sunday - continual - 8 years and over): Get real training: on a multi-axis seat! Thrill seekers, prepare to be shaken!
And as night falls... Observe the summer sky (with your family), guided by a member of the Cercle d'Astronomie. Discover a funny machine to listen to shooting stars.
Sign up on arrival. Proposed activities may be subject to change and the number of places available. Get here early!
Tourist information on the town FRAMERIES