Astronomy and bats at the Forteresse de Salses
20th August at 14h00 - 21st August 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|
|9.30pm & 10.30pm||Guided tour: Listening to the bats|
|From 9.30pm||Star gazing|