Laurent P. · Published on 17 July 2020 at 17h39
· Updated on 20 July 2020 at 10h16
This year, on Saturday August 8, 2020, 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, entertainments, and screening of a movie, The Martian.
For Star-gazing Night 2020 on Saturday August 8, 2020 starting from 1 a.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. And we hope the event will be under a lucky star...
On the menu of this Star-Gazing Night 2020 at the Musée de l’Air:
- Sky observations with a telescope - south terrace of the air terminal
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 / 9 p.m. to 1 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.
- The Martian by Ridley Scott - at 10:30 p.m., tarmac, on a big silver screen
Mars being this year's star thanks to a lot of news around the red planet, the Air and Space museum offers you to discover Ridley Scott's movie, The Martian starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain. The occasion to see what the space conquest might look like in a few years time.
From 12 years old. Non-stop
- Martian Sound System - From 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., tarmac
Music fans and other people fond of space explorations can put on their helmets and board for a musical journey through a galaxy full of music! Enjoy a ride through the halls and the tarmac of the museum to dance to the very "space" music created by a DJ.
- Facing the universe - Exhibition, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Hall de la Cocarde - Mezzanine
You are invited to know more about the space conquest by discovering works carried out by searchers - astrophysicians, planetologists, and CNRS engineers who took part in the conception of assessing tools and for space observations. Relive the greatest space missions these teams have been part of, explore the sun system, and discover Mars! The Universe finally shares all its secrets.
From 7 years old.
- Asto-Fitness - At 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:45 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Did you know that astronauts selected for an upcoming mission to Mars will have to be perfectly fit and have to exercise all along their journey to stay in shape? And what if it was your turn to fly to the red planet? Running, squatting, pushing... Experience a real-life astronaut training to get ready to your mission and tests your physical capacities upon boarding! Registration at the information desk. Duration: 30 minutes.
- Martian garden - From 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Hall de l'entre-deux-guerres - Mezzanine
How will men feed during their next missions exploring Mars or given we will end up permanently living on the red planet? Can we grow plants in this hostile environment? The latest space missions and the scientific research do everything to make this possible on Mars. And now, it is you turn, go and grow a reconstructed Martian soil and leave with your extra-terrestrial seedling! Duration: 10 minutes.
- "From the Earth to Mars" - Game from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., meet at the information desk
When the orbit of Mars is the closest to the Earth, both planets are 55 million kilometers apart from one another. But what would it be if your planet was as big as an apple? To find out, walk the halls of the museum, looking for the red planet with this fun and playful game, and answer the different questions to know everything about our mysterious neighbor! From 12 years old.
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.