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" Nuits des étoiles " events (1991-2008) and their impact on the French astronomical leisure landscape: Symposium S260 (The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture) - 2009

Abstract : The popular event entitled "Nuits des étoiles" has become in France the summer encounter with the sky. More than 400 events are set up for three consecutive days each year: several thousands of voluntary organizers invite more and more people to observe the heavens and discover astronomy. Each summer, those collective star parties reach about one hundred thousand people, several millions of sky maps are printed and distributed by newspapers and the associated TV live program broadcast by France 2 channel interested 1 to 3 millions spectators. Since 1991, "Nuits des étoiles" helped to develop organizations on the local level and increased the stakeholders' interest in general public awareness. It contributed in France to strengthen and professionalize an astronomical leisure offer.
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Olivier Las Vergnas, Eric Piednoël. " Nuits des étoiles " events (1991-2008) and their impact on the French astronomical leisure landscape: Symposium S260 (The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture) - 2009. " Nuits des étoiles " events (1991-2008) and their impact on the French astronomical leisure landscape in Symposium S260 (The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture) - 2009, Jan 2009, Paris, France. pp.olivier_lv, ⟨10.1017/S1743921311003097⟩. ⟨hal-00645209⟩

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