Everybody goes to the JENAM !
In July 2005, hundreds of european astronomers will meet in Liège for
the Joint European and National Astronomy
the scientists will present there their latest results.
Five main themes will be discussed at the JENAM :
A summary of the JENAM is available here,
and don't forget the official JENAM poster here.
- Astrobiology and Solar System Exploration
- Quasars: Host Galaxies and Gravitational Lenses
- Technology Roadmap for Future Interferometric Facilities
- Massive Stars and High Energy Emission in OB Associations
This European meeting is also the occasion for the general public to
meet professional astronomers. They will show you the latest results of
this fascinating and millenary science.
All the activities proposed below are free and open to children as well as
There will be 3 public events:
- Travel in space:
In the woods of the Sart-Tilman campus, come for a walk among the planets ! Along a
1km footpath, the Solar System objects are displayed: history, moons,
jovian winds or martian canals won't have any secret afterwards! The
sizes and distances of the planets are at the same scale : every meter
you cover here actually represents 6 million kilometers in space
When ? At any time. For more details, see the
(available only in French).
- Discover the sky
One evening of the JENAM will be entirely devoted to the observation of the sky.
This activity will begin by a conference
unveiling the multiple aspects of our Universe; thanks to its
numerous recent pictures (taken by the best spatial and ground-based
observatories), the talk will be easy to understand from 7 to 77 years
old! The evening will continue by a sky observing session using
binoculars, refractors and telescopes (with the help of the
Society of Liège). You will learn to recognize the constellations, will
discover double stars and the planets Jupiter and Venus.
When ? Monday 4 July 2005, 20-24h (conference 20-22h, observing session
22-24h, if weather permits).
Where ? Auditorium 204 and parking P11, amphis de l'Europe, Sart-Tilman
- "Science Café" :
Where do we come from, are we alone ? These two questions were born with
humanity... They will be the theme of a science café entitled 's there
life in the Universe ?'
For debating this very important question, renowned astronomers will be
- Agustin Chicarro (ESA), responsible for the
European spacecraft Mars Express
- Emmanuelle Javaux (ULg), astrobiologist
- Jean-Pierre Lebreton (ESA), european responsible of the Cassini-Huygens mission
The debate will be animated by Serdu and Yaël Nazé.
When ? Wednesday 6 July 2005, 20- 22h
Where ? Salle academique, place du 20 aout, 4000 Liège