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"Fête de la science" 2018 at IAS (October 14th)

03/10/2018 - 09:45

IAS is participating to the national open lab day "Fête de la Science" in the week of October 8th. After visits by high school students, the laboratory will be open for the general public on Sunday October 14th, from 2 to 6 PM, at 209 F building.


Poster (PDF format)


In building 209 F (Accueil)


Scientific presentations

  • 14:45-15:15 : Space missions towards Solar System small bodies (Cateline Lantz)
  • 15:45-16:15 : 3600 exoplanets and us (Marc Ollivier)
  • 16:45-17:15 : Dépoussiérer la première lumière de l’Univers (Nadège Lemarchand and Thiébaut Schirmer)



  • Build your own spectroscope
  • Throughout the afternoon, activity for the youngest : "None the Martian robot"


Visit of the Calibration Station

Departure from building 209F at 14h30, 15h30, and 16h30, groups of maximum 20 people.

  • Presentation of the large experimental hall (place where instruments are calibrated in space environment before being sent into space)
  • Fun experiments on vacuum and cryogeny: les mésaventures de M. Ballon, le glaçon plutonien, l’alambic cryogénique


Workshops (all afternoon) :


In bulding 105

  • See me through you
  • Virtual tour of the Martian surface and the 67P comet
  • Augmented and virtual reality trip to the Sun
  • Planeterella : how auroras are formed
  • The eye of Mars - Martian curiosity about water, clay, volcanism, glaciation, and storms that mark the Red Planet (Coup de pouce project of La Diagonale Paris-Saclay)
  • Trip around the Sun - Our star on posters and big screens


In building 201

  • Des Mondes de traverse – Multiple immersive and interactive physical universes, to experience the solar magnetic field and gravitational lensing (Phare project of La Diagonale Paris-Saclay).



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