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

  • Address

    Salle des conférences de l'Hôtel de Ville, Avenue Louis Sammut
    13500 Martigues

  • Organiser

    Astro club M 13

  • Website

Where to stay

Le Petit Martégal
Holiday rental

Le Petit Martégal

Martigues

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…

Les terrasses vénitiennes
Holiday rental

Les terrasses vénitiennes

Martigues

Ideal for 4 people, you will have at your disposal 2 bedrooms and a furnished terrace. Rentals for a minimum of one week from Saturday around 2 p.m. to the following Saturday departure 12 p.m.

Hôtel 5
Hotel

Hôtel 5

Martigues

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,…

La Cigalière
B&B

La Cigalière

Martigues

Private terrace with view, garage / basement, lift, WC and private bathroom. Homemade breakfast, fresh products. Possibility of relaxing massage and reiki treatment by appointment, on site. 1 bedroom of 12m² with adjoining shower room "the blue room".

L'eau vive
Holiday rental

L'eau vive

Martigues

Quiet, close to all amenities, near the Blue Coast (sea , sandy beaches and creeks).

Côté Notre Dame des Marins
Holiday rental

Côté Notre Dame des Marins

Martigues

Spacious, bright, quiet apartment, it benefits from a large 35m² terrace with a clear view of Martigues. Capacity 6 people max. The apartment is rented bed linen and towels included.

Cigale de mer et soleil
Holiday rental

Cigale de mer et soleil

Martigues

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
Hotel

Ibis Martigues centre

Martigues

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…

Kyriad direct
Hotel

Kyriad direct

Martigues

The 3* Campanile Martigues hotel is ideally located in the heart of Provence for visiting the coast. The hotel has 42 rooms, a restaurant and meeting room. Reception open from 6.30am to 11pm/weekends and public holidays from 7am to 11pm.

Things to do

Educational farm of the Parc de Figuerolles
Family recreation

Educational farm of the Parc de Figuerolles

Martigues

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
Cultural place

Eglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine

Martigues

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)
Cultural place

Le rallumeur d'étoiles (associative café)

Martigues

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
Craftsman / producer

Kibo Terre Création Galerie

Martigues

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…

La Provence des Gourmandises
Shopping gourmand

La Provence des Gourmandises

Martigues

Chocolate La Marquise de Sévigné, calissons du Roy René, the delights of lubéron, dredged Medici, Damman tea, Café Torréfactor de Marseille, Liquoriste de Provence

Atelier Benjamin Ferrero
Craftsman / producer

Atelier Benjamin Ferrero

Martigues

After studying applied arts, Benjamin Ferrero then specialized in the technique of stained glass.

L'atelier des Patines
Craftsman / producer

L'atelier des Patines

Martigues

I transform, revamp your furniture, decorative objects, kitchen, woodwork (door, beam ...) so that they are in harmony with your interior, your tastes and your desires.

Cercle de Voile de Martigues (CVM)
Nautical leisure

Cercle de Voile de Martigues (CVM)

Martigues

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…

Musée Vitrine Archéologique
Cultural place

Musée Vitrine Archéologique

Martigues

Plot of streets with objects where they were found, and four houses reconstructed according to archaeological and ethnic data. Outdoors.

Where to eat

L'Aude aux Papilles
Menus de Fêtes

L'Aude aux Papilles

Martigues

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 Diplomate
Restaurants à emporter

Le Diplomate

Martigues

Located in the center Martigues in Jonquières, the brasserie bar-Tabac le Diplomate has a large shaded terrace seating 80 people. Provencal menus, artisanal ice cream and many cocktails.

Bertrand Roy
Cuisine de Provence

Bertrand Roy

Martigues

Atmosphere and pleasant service (interior and terrace), good value for money in the innovative and refined cuisine. A la carte "fish soup" and "fillet of beef with foie gras".

Arabesq
Restaurants à emporter

Arabesq

Martigues

Chorba, harira, tagines, grilled meats, couscous, kebabs ... Catering service available. You can also celebrate your private event in our establishment.

Le Venezia
Restaurants à emporter

Le Venezia

Martigues

Take away food. Online reservation service.

Le Gusto Caffé
Food guide restaurant

Le Gusto Caffé

Martigues

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…

Mac Donald's
Restaurants à emporter

Mac Donald's

Martigues

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…

Le Carré d'As
Cuisine de Provence

Le Carré d'As

Martigues

Everything that makes the reputation of our establishment.

Flunch
Restaurants à emporter

Flunch

Martigues

Our self service restaurant is open 7 days a week from 11am to 9.30pm. Menu from 5,95 EUR and group capacity.