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Star-gazing night 2017 at Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

Published on 19 July 2017 By Elodie D.
Nuits des étoiles 2017 à la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

Practical information

On 28 July 2017
from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

30 Avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris 19


On Friday July 28, 2017, Paris Cité des Sciences invites you to attend the star-gazing night on the Prairie du Cercle, a few meters from the Géode. All night long, you can look through a telescope to observe the sky and the stars and attend shows at the Planetarium.

For Star-gazing night 2017, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie helds an astronomic night under the stars. On Friday July 28, 2017, small and great astronomy enthusiasts are invited to observe the sky, comets and to look towards the Rosetta.

Star-gazing night 2017 at the Cité des Sciences programming:
9 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Creating a sky map and introduction to sky map reading
Cité des Sciences scientists will teach you how to find Ursa Major and Guiding Star on the map.

9 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Observing the sky through a telescope or with the naked eye
This year’s Star-gazing night will be the occasion to observe Saturn and its rings, Jupiter and its moons, the Moon, as well as artificial satellites as well as the International Space Station.

10 p.m. – 11 p.m.: An interplanetary trip
This conference will return on the recent discoveries of exoplanets.

Child and adult astronomers are expected from 9 p.m. on the Prairie du Cercle, next to the Géode for an exceptional evening. Star-gazing Nights will be held all weekend long so, do not hesitate to have a look at the various places taking part in Star-gazing Nights 2017.

Practical information:
Official website: Star-gazing Night 2017 at the Cité des Sciences (website in French) 
Friday July 28, 2017
Location: Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
Schedule: 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Free animations

Warning, in case of bad weather, animations will be cancelled. You can call +33 (0)1 40 05 72 24 to get information starting from 6 p.m.

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