Star-gazing night 2018 at Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

This Friday August 3, 2018, to observe the stars, head to the Cité des Sciences. For Star-Gazing Night 2018, the Cité des Sciences opens its doors by night and offers an astronomic evening on the Prairie du Cercle, a few steps from the Géode. All night long, we’re invited to explore the sky, the stars through a telescope as well as attending shows at the Planetarium.

For Star-gazing night 2018, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie helds an astronomic night under the stars. On Friday August 3, 2018, (small) astronomy enthusiasts are invited to observe the sky, comets and to look towards Mars, the red planet!

Star-gazing night 2018 at the Cité des Sciences programming:

  • Creating a sky map and introduction to sky map reading, non-stop
    Cité des Sciences scientists will teach you how to find the different and visible celestial objects and work out where you are with the stars.

  • Presentation of eclipse events, non-stop

  • Observing the sky through a telescope or with the naked eye, from 10:30 p.m.
    This year, Star-gazing night will be the occasion to observe Mars among others, as well as artificial satellites such as the International Space Station.

  • Conference “Martian hike”, at 10 p.m.
    Scientist mediator Brigitte David expects you at the Planetarium for a stroll on Mars. It will be the chance to conduct a geological investigation on the past of this red planet!

It sounds great, right? This event is free of charge and open to all (we know the Cité des Sciences is children’s favorite place since they can learn at their own pace thanks to the mediators’ explanations!)

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 2018.

Elodie D.
Last updated on 24 July 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
On 3 August 2018
From 9 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.



    30 Avenue Corentin Cariou
    75019 Paris 19


    Recommended age
    From 6 years old

    Average duration
    2 h

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