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Astronomy and bats at the Forteresse de Salses
18th August| 8€
Nuit de l’astronomie et de la chauve-souris
On Saturday 18th 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 – 3pm||The Solar System and the great outdoors*|
|2.30pm – 5pm||Construct a water rocket*|
|4pm – 5.30pm||Construct a bat shelter*|
|7pm||Conference: The Life of Bats (in French)|
|8.15pm||Conference: Exploring the Solar System (in French)|
|9.30pm & 10.30pm||Listening to the bats *|
|From 9.30pm||Star gazing|
*Reservations recommended, limited places