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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 – 5.30pm||Observation of the Sun|
|2.30pm – 3.30pm||Reconstruction of the Solar System|
|4pm – 5pm||Sundial making workshop*|
|5.15pm – 6.15pm||Make a Solar System mobile*|
|6.30pm – 7.30pm||Architecture of the Solar System Conference (in French)|
|8pm – 9pm||The Bats of Salses Conference (in French)|
|From 9pm||Bat observation|
|From 9.45pm||Star gazing|
*Reservations necessary, limited places