Star-Gazing Night 2018 at Le Bourget Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace
This year, on Saturday August 4, 2018, Le Bourget Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace opens its doors for free for an exceptional night event, Star-Gazing Night! On the menu? Sky observations through a telescope, guided tours and planetarium sessions for children and adults.
For Star-gazing Night 2018 on Saturday August 4, the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace within le Bourget airport opens its doors for free from 6 p.m. for an exceptional night event. The tarmac will be free of artificial lights and you can then observe the sky and shooting stars from there or from the planetarium. To observe them, use your naked eye or a telescope provided by the museum.
On the menu of this Star-Gazing Night 2018 at the Musée de l’Air:
- Planetarium sessions, “Myths and constellations of the starry sky”: every 30 minutes from 6 p.m. to midnight.
- Guided tours “Let’s explore space”, duration: 30 minutes: every 30 minutes from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
- Sky observations with the naked eye or through a telescope from the museum’s tarmac. Come at nightfall (about 10 p.m.) and according to the weather, the observation equipment will be provided by the MAE (you can’t come with your own equipment) and you’ll be helped by a host to learn to discover the sky and maybe observe shooting stars!
- Astro evening around the sun: from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Night around Mars, Jupiter and Saturn: from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Observation of the International Space Station (ISS) at 11:10 p.m. and of Flash Iridium at 11:30 p.m.
- Story about the myth of Martians through History and arts at 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
- Birth of stars through tales at 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (from 4 years old)
- As well as… a Martian costume contest, a workshop to create star maps, extraterrestrial selfies, makeup stands
In other words, a whole bunch of entertainments is planned at the Musée de l’Air for parent’s and kids’ greatest joy. Please note that admission will be free of charge from 6 p.m.
Do not hesitate to have a look at the various places taking part in Star-gazing Night 2018.
Last updated on 24 July 2018