OVSQ, Climate and Space Observatory of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (OVSQ), 16 October 2022, Guyancourt.

OVSQ, climate and space Sunday 16 October at 10 a.m. Versailles Observatory Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (OVSQ)
The reservation of these different workshops will be made on site, at the reception.
The Observatory of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines makes you discover the diversity of its activities

Observatory of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (OVSQ) 11 boulevard d’Alembert – Guyancourt Guyancourt 78280 Yvelines Île-de-France

The reservation of these different workshops will be made on site, at the reception.

Workshop: The large scale

La Grande Échelle aims to make the small and large spatial and temporal scales necessary to understand climate phenomena and environmental issues fun and accessible. An immersive experience where the participant uses his body to evolve in time and space, better understand the changes in scales and understand the environmental problems thanks to this device, which is the result of the collaboration between researchers, artists and developers.

Workshop: Planetarium

The inflatable structure and planetarium projection system show nearly 800 stars, the positions of the Sun, the Moon and the five planets visible to the naked eye (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn). Visitors will be immersed in darkness and will be able to learn about the constellations of the zodiac, mythology and orientation in the sky and on earth.

Workshop: CO2 My Love!!!

Why do we talk so much about CO2? Where does this gas come from? How is it produced? What is its role in the atmosphere and what is its connection with climate?

In this workshop we suggest that you do some CO2 measurements yourself in different environments with small portable sensors. Then we will try to understand the meaning of the measurements carried out and to interpret them in the context of the evolution of the Earth’s climate and its current warming.

Workshop: SAM, Sample Analysis at Mars

Measuring instrument on board the Mars rover Curiosity, which landed on the planet Mars in August 2012. This spectrometer will provide the chemical composition of the atmosphere of Mars and the Martian soil, and it was manufactured by LATMOS, offering as part of the Fête de la science , an exhibition of the model with pictures and videos in the presence of scientists who will explain how this rover works.

Workshop: Spectroscopy – Mars and Venus SPICAM/SPICAV​

The planets Venus and Mars have a composition and structure similar to Earth, yet their climates are completely different from ours and hostile to life. This workshop presents the planets Venus and Mars and the various instruments and missions developed at LATMOS to study their atmospheres and thus understand the past and present history of our neighbors.

Workshop: Laser

Understand how a laser works and learn about lidars (radar-like remote sensing and ranging method)

Workshop: Radars

Understand the world of electromagnetic waves and the operating principle of a radar (applied to meteorological and Martian subsurface measurements) based on practical experience.

Workshop: Kerbal Space

computer room simulation games; during the workshop visitors have to build a rocket, launch it on the launch pad, the launch will fail so the rocket will explode, start again with a bigger rocket and finally try to figure out how to put this rocket into orbit around the earth.

Workshop: PIT, Integration and Test Platform

Technical platform dedicated to equipment integration and testing activities. Equipment dedicated to the study is for Earth observation and equipment on board satellites or interplanetary probes for the study of space and the planets of the solar system.

Workshop: Pampre​ – Study of Titan’s atmosphere

Latmos instrument simulating the atmosphere of Titan, a satellite of Saturn. This device was created for the arrival of the Cassini Huygens probe to Titan’s environment, which would have an atmosphere similar to that of Earth. It is a radio-frequency electric discharge plasma operating at low pressure that visitors will be able to see through the instrument’s porthole, which produces a pink light. The general public will be able to discover the history of this instrument and its operation thanks to the scientists present on site.

Workshop: European Cycling Tour

A former OVSQ student went around Europe by bicycle and filmed his meetings with many people and their conversations about the climate. The videos will be available and Tanguy Sandré will be there to discuss.

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