Unfortunately, the moon will not be visible on Friday evening (© News Val-de-Marne – TB)

every year starry night It takes place at the beginning of August. Among the parks, observatories and clubs, a wide choice is available to the curious and enthusiastic to enjoy the sky and its treasures.

In order not to miss anything from the meditations of his three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), events are organized in the Astronomy Club inEvery Sur Sin (Val de Marne).

Head to the stars in the heart of Evry

It is located at the top of a building at 103 Georges Gosnat Street, telescope He offers a skywatching workshop every Friday evening. “It’s open to everyone, it’s free and we share our passion with the public,” explains Dominic Lemore, who has been a member of the club for ten years.

Established in the 1970s, the club houses a headquarters where workshops, conferences and a public reception are held.

But the main asset behind the glass door. After climbing a few steps, we are here on the balcony of 180 square meters, with a breathtaking view of the surroundings. Montparnasse Tower, Sacré Coeur and part of Val-de-Marne can be seen with the naked eye.

Dominique Lemure on the club terrace, with a stunning view of the surroundings
Dominique Lemure on the club terrace, with a stunning view of the surroundings (© News Val-de-Marne)

Height and area is a great playground for amateur astronomers interested in planets and constellations.

Equipped with their own telescopes (about ten in the cabaret), it is possible to observe the solar system as well as the deep sky. “To really explode, you have to go to places with less light and air pollution,” Dominic says.

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Jupiter and Saturn, the two stars of Star Night

On the starry night, it will be possible to observe certain planets, and any of them: Jupiter and Saturn. Being part of our largest system, you will be able to enjoy the colors of the first and the episodes of the second.

If the satellite (moon) is not visible, nebulae, galaxies and other falling stars may twinkle in your eyes. “We are limited by pollution, but we can also see human satellites and the International Space Station,” the enthusiast adds.

Like Dominic, the members practice starring with very elaborate equipment
Like Dominic, the members practice “astrophotography” using very elaborate equipment (© News Val-de-Marne)

And don’t panic! The astronomy session adapts to your knowledge and mastery of the telescope. You learn how to use it and discover the whole sky.

If it makes you want to know more, the Ivry-sur-Seine Club will meet you on Friday, August 6, 2021, from 9:30 p.m.

So if you want to unravel the mysteries of the unknown and understand what’s above our heads, you know what to do…

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