Night of the stars: enjoy a sublime starry sky from 5 to 7 August 2022

Who says month August, says starry night. This year, this unmissable heavenly rendezvous will take place from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7, 2022. And the good news is that all of France will benefit from clear skies at nightfall.

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Message to the great dreamers and dreamers, this weekend is the night of the stars. For thirty-two years, this annual gathering has been an opportunity to view the luminescent swarm of the Perseids (which traverse the celestial vault all August), as well as the stars that shine in the sky, and certain planets such as Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn. .

Over 400 events

In addition, on the occasion of this event, many events are organized in the four corners of France. Objective ? Let astronomy enthusiasts stand shoulder to shoulder with scientists who share their knowledge and knowledge. To discover the evenings near you, visit the interactive map of the French Association of Astronomy (AFA).

Map: French Astronomical Society (AFA)

This year, anyone curious about the sky can also admire a first crescent moon. And for those looking for more experiences, you can also view the Milky Way with binoculars and/or a telescope. Many applications can help you navigate the galaxy, such as Stellarium, Star Walk 2, SkyView or even Nuits des ├ętoiles Tome 1 developed by the AFA.

Although temperatures are particularly high this summer, they can drop at night. To prevent the chills from ruining the show, bring warm clothes and a blanket. And for even more comfort, you can also bring your armchair!

So, from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7, 2022, don’t forget to look to the sky… And since good news never comes alone, know that the Perseid peak is scheduled for the night of August 12-13!

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