Star-Gazing Night 2019 at Le Bourget Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace

This year, on Saturday August 3, 2019, 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 2019 on Saturday August 3, 2019 starting from 6 p.m.,  the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace within le Bourget airport opens its doors for free 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 2019 at the Musée de l’Air:

  • Sky observations with a telescope
    Gaze at the sky on this lovely summer night: sun first, then Jupiter and Saturn will come out.
    6 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Sun / 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Jupiter and Saturn

  • Eyes full of stars
    Learn to recognize the constellations with a star map. A true journey to the solar system... From the Earth.
    Location: tarmac / 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Planetarium session - "Journey to the Solar System"
    Explore our planet system to know everything about the Sun, the planets gravitating all around and their satellites.
    Location: Planetarium / 6 p.m. then sessions every 30 minutes / Duration time: 30 minutes

  • Guided tour: Let's explore space!
    Go and follow Philae mission, Apollo missions and discover the latest news from the scientific research about the stones coming from space.
    Location: "Conquête spatiale" hall / 6 p.m., then sessions every 30 minutes / Duration time: 30 minutes

  • Martian curiosities
    Discover the Curiosity mission by learning how to drive a rover on Mars, without forgetting to take a selfie with it! Put on your helmet, buckle up and explore the Red Planet as if you were there.
    Location: Entre-deux-guerres hall / 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. / Duration time: non-stop

  • Yesterday's meteorites, tomorrow's sciences exhibition
    Did you know that meteorites can tell us about the origin and the creation of planets? This exhibition makes these extraterrestrial witnesses talk about our history and unveil the scientific information they hold.
    Location: Entre-deux-guerres hall / 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Duration time: 1 hour

  • Chasing meteors
    Take part in a fascinating debate with Dan Levy, doctor at the Paris Museum of Natural History and look at genuine meteorites!
    Location: Cacquot room / 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Duration: 1 hour

  • Stars at your fingertips
    You've never had the chance to look at a shooting star? Here, children and adults can learn how to make... an origami one!
    Location: Voilure tournante hall / 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. / Duration time: non-stop

  • 1001 tales under the stars
    Are you already in the stars? Take a quiet moment to learn more about the stones falling from the sky.
    Location: Voilure tournante hall / 6 p.m; to 1 a.m.: Duration time: non-stop

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.

Caroline J.
Last updated on 16 July 2019

Practical information

Opening Time
On 3 August 2019
Starts at 6 p.m.

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    Location

    Aéroport de Paris - Le Bourget
    93350 Bourget (Le)

    Prices
    Free

    Official website
    www.museeairespace.fr

    More information
    Accès libre et gratuit de 18h à 1h du matin

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