Science Festival in Martigues
Martigues - Astronomie - 9 October 2020
Two references of world astronomy in Martigues, it is not every day! Come in large numbers, reservations recommended and places limited in view of the health context.
- Friday October 2 at 7 pm: "The foam of space-time" by Jean-Pierre Luminet.
In preview for M13, Jean-Pierre Luminet will summarize the content of his next book on quantum gravity, to be published in mid-October.
Last episode in the advances of modern physics: the physics of the infinitely large has joined that of the infinitely small, and cosmology has united with the physics of particles.
At the origin of the Universe and matter, some 14 billion years ago, there was indeed only energy. It remains to understand the nature of this curious interaction between energy, space, time and matter.
To solve the riddle, we imagined theories (superstrings, loops, non-commutative geometry, entropic gravity and three others described here for the first time in an accessible way) from which mind-blowing models emerge today.
Some see the fabric of space-time made up of tiny bits of elementary space and time, others see it blurry, still others see reality as an illusion due to the large number of particles of which we are made.
- Friday October 9 at 7 pm: "In search of distant planets" by Magali Deleuil.
For the past twenty years, we have now been certain of the existence of planets orbiting stars other than our Sun. These new planets, called exoplanets, have very different characteristics from those of the planets in the solar system.
We will talk about how we detect them and what knowledge we have about them. We will see the diversity of the populations of planets discovered, and in particular those which have no equivalent in the Solar System, such as the "super Earths" or the "hot Jupiters" and, correlatively, the many questions that their discovery raises as to to their mechanism of formation and evolution but also on the existence of life outside the solar system.
Identifying planets that can present favorable conditions for life is now the challenge for the next decade.
Information provided by Provence Tourisme
Salle des conférences de l'Hôtel de Ville, Avenue Louis Sammut
Astro club M 13
Where to stay
Le Petit Martégal
The accommodation is composed of a living room with a convertible sofa, a fully equipped American kitchen, a shower with toilet, and a bedroom with a double bed and a dressing room. It is completely renovated and equipped (wifi included). Possibility of sleeping up to 4 people. We can…
The rooms are soundproofed, air-conditioned, each has a flat-screen TV, a bathroom, free Wi-Fi access. Your breakfast will be offered as an all-you-can-eat buffet. You can park your vehicle in the closed parking lot, free of charge. You will also find near the hotel: - Many restaurants,…
Cigale de mer et soleil
Ground floor, independent bedroom with double or single bed. Living room with convertible sofa and kichinette, bathroom, south facing terrace in a landscaped residence, shaded garden. Possibility to rent monthly (see with the owner). All charges included except the tourist tax.
Ibis Martigues centre
The rooms offer a beautiful view of the city. The hotel's rooms are air-conditioned, equipped and spacious. You have free Wi-Fi access from your room, an LCD TV with satellite channels, and a desk. Bathrooms include a shower with a rain shower head and free toiletries. For dining, this…
Things to do
Educational farm of the Parc de Figuerolles
Pending the response from the prefecture regarding the request for a waiver for the opening of the educational farm, the latter remains closed until further notice. Animations and demonstrations are organized throughout the year by a warm and passionate team: donkey rides, Easter egg hunt,…
Eglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine
Built between 1670 and 1680, it testifies to the prosperity of the city in the 17th century and the attachment of the inhabitants of the Island who participated in its financing. The facade has two levels separated by a volumetric cornice with modillions. Its lower part is animated by four…
Le rallumeur d'étoiles (associative café)
The cafe aims to be a place of culture, popular education, a place of meeting, social bond, a popular and festive place (of course!). Artists, local associations, are welcome to come, discuss, debate, offer entertainment, discussions ... Why reignite stars? : in reference to HK and the…
Kibo Terre Création Galerie
A meeting place and a creative space dedicated to contemporary and traditional ceramics. A workshop: ceramic courses and courses for adults and children, colombin and plaque. A gallery: exhibition of pieces by artists and craftsmen from different cultural and geographic horizons. Contemporary…
Cercle de Voile de Martigues (CVM)
The purpose of the CVM is to encourage, promote, develop, animate, teach, supervise, organize all competitions, and control, within the limits of its prerogatives, the sport of sailing, canoeing. - kayaking and in all their forms aquatic and underwater activities, whether these are for…
Where to eat
L'Aude aux Papilles
All this cook traditionally and dietary way. You will also find teas, coffees and juices in a hurry. On site or to take away. Also open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays are reserved for catering orders. Total capacity of 17 seats: 10 on the…
Le Gusto Caffé
Homemade dishes prepared with fresh and seasonal products. Michelin single standard, Michelin plate, menu less than 20 euros Michelin. The Gusto Caffé is also a place to organize any kind of personal events (birthday ...) or professional (seminar, business meal) thanks to its meeting room…
The restaurant is designed as a real multi-sport complex where the equipment is intended for gymnasts, swimmers, cyclists ... is diverted to accommodate, with all the necessary comfort, a breakfast for two, a family lunch, or an appointment between friends. Partner of the restaurant: the…