From 19th July to 23rd August the Cité de l’Espace in Toulouse will stay open until 11.00pm every Thursday: garden illuminations, exhibitions, dinner under the stars, observations of the sky and fireworks. Beautiful nights in perspective!
The space adventure park in Toulouse takes you to the stars with its exhibitions, its IMAX 3D theatre or its exceptional authentic objects such as this Moon rock brought back by astronauts on the Apollo 15 mission (see this portfolio). In addition, the Cité de l’Espace consists of 2,000 m² of exhibitions, completely renewed since the start of summer. In the video below, Claudie Haigneré, first French person in space and sponsor of the Cité, and Paolo Nespoli, astronaut of the European Space Agency, discover the new face of the Cité de l’Espace.
Open until 11.00pm every Thursday Until 23rd August inclusive, the Cité de l’Espace will have late-night opening every Thursday. Available without additional charge for holders of day or half fare tickets from 7.00pm, the trip towards the stars in the Toulouse Park will continue until 11.00pm. In effect, the exhibitions and events available throughout the extended hours on Thursdays, will allow you to discover at your own pace: visit the Mir station, repair the Hubble Space Telescope with the IMAX 3D film, sit in the Soyuz spacecraft, walk on Mars or the Moon with simulators, navigate at the heart of new permanent exhibitions, etc. The Cité also adds specific events to the late-night evenings: - Observe the sky through a telescope, guided by astronomers. - Admire a new illuminated garden of the Cité de l’Espace with an original musical atmosphere. - Dine under the stars in the Astronaout’Café (special offers with additional charge). - Finally, at 11.00pm, let yourself be dazzled with a firework display (video below) to end a day and evening of space holidays in beauty!
On Monday 6 August the Mars rover Curiosity should land on the red planet. From today Enjoy Space and Cité de l’Espace are offering you the chance to follow this event on Twitter, and then by video, direct from the NASA JPL in California!
This is the mythical rocket par excellence, the one that launched Sputnik, the first satellite and Gagarin, the first man in space. The CSG, Guiana Space Centre, is now one of its launch bases: a historic achievement.