13.01.2024 - 23.03.2024

Face au soleil" lecture series


A lecture series in partnership withObservatoire de Paris - PSL.

To coincide with the "Taking the Sun" exhibition, Observatoire de Paris - PSL and Hangar Y are organizing a series of conferences dedicated to the Sun. Three times of exchange to unravel the mysteries of this star that is so familiar to us, but still holds so many mysteries. In 60 minutes, researchers and astrophysicists share the keys to a better understanding of our Sun and the major scientific issues surrounding its observation and study.

Discover the program! 

Saturday, March 2 - 5 to 6 p.m.
"Under the breath of the Sun"
Speaker: Carine BRIAND, Astronomer at Observatoire de Paris-PSL

This conference will explore the challenges of solar physics, the relationship between the Sun and Earth, and how our star can disrupt technology on Earth. It's a timely topic, as we're approaching the peak of solar activity. The talk, aimed at the general public, is led by Carine Briand, solar astronomer and deputy director of the Laboratoire d'études spatiales et d'instrumentation en astrophysique at Paris Observatory.

About Observatoire de Paris - PSL  

Founded in 1667, the Observatoire de Paris - PSL is spread over three sites: Paris, Meudon and Nançay. As a public institution, it is responsible for fundamental and applied research, higher education and the sharing of knowledge in disciplines related to the sciences of the Universe and astronomy.

The Observatoire de Paris - PSL, a scientific partner of the exhibition, has been making daily observations of the Sun's surface at its Meudon site for over a hundred years. It boasts a unique collection of over one hundred thousand images, spread over ten cycles of solar activity.