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Astronomy and bats at the Forteresse de Salses

19th August 2017

| 8€

Nuit de l’astronomie et de la chauve-souris

On Saturday 19th 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 wonder 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 til dusk to join in the actions- workshops and activities will be taking place throughout the day too.


2pm – 5.30pmObservation of the Sun
2.30pm – 3.30pmReconstruction of the Solar System
4pm – 5pmSundial making workshop*
5.15pm – 6.15pmMake a Solar System mobile*
6.30pm – 7.30pmArchitecture of the Solar System Conference (in French)
8pm – 9pmThe Bats of Salses Conference (in French)
From 9pmBat observation
From 9.45pmStar gazing

*Reservations necessary, limited places



19th August 2017
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Forteresse de Salses
Salses le Château,66600+ Google Map
04 68 38 60 13