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Astronomy and bats at the Forteresse de Salses

20th August 2019 at 14h00 - 21st August 2019 at 00h00

| 8€

Nuit de l’astronomie et de la chauve-souris

On Tuesday 20th August, as the scorching sun sinks behind the mountains, the Forteresse de Salses will stay open for a unique and exciting night of discovery.

Observe and contemplate the wonders of the night sky, learn about the summer constellations and make a wish on a shooting star.

Then bring your focus back down to Earth with a study of the dozen bat species (7 of which are protected) that call the Forteresse their home.

But no need to wait for dusk to join in the actions- workshops and activities will be taking place throughout the day from 2pm.


2pm & 5pm Presentation: The night sky & the cosmic calendar
2pm, 2.30pm & 3pm Workshop: The life of bats
2.30pm & 5.30pm Workshop: Construct a sun dial
2.30pm & 5pm Workshop: Theatrical role play
3pm & 3.45pm Workshop: Welcoming bats at your home
7pm Conference: The Life of Bats
8.30pm Conference: Stars
9.30pm & 10.30pm Guided tour: Listening to the bats
From 9.30pm Star gazing

Reservations obligatory
04 68 38 46 51


20th August 2019 at 14h00
21st August 2019 at 00h00
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Forteresse de Salses
Salses le Château, 66600 + Google Map
04 68 38 60 13