Having men come close to Nature while discovering science and the techniques of the future: such is the major aim of the Aniane Astronomic Observatory, which is set on a forested site, all fitted-up to host, inform and educate any kind of public.

This area enables cross-subject interactions and facilitates exchanges such as with Sports/Sciences, Arts/ Sciences, General Public/New Technologies.

One goes there on the occasion of a family outing, for occasional jogging and exercising: in this leisurely environment one encounters scientific information at the crossing of footpaths, trudging along the natural site. It is therefore possible to speak about "museology" spread out on a large natural area. Such area is being built around a world famous spot, known for its Scientific, Cultural, Technical, and Industrial enterprising schemes:

The Astronomic Observatory of Aniane

The talk describes the challenge offered by such area and brings to light its economic implications.

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Aniane
A natural area open to sciences

Bernard Pellequer   Director of the Aniane Astronomic Observatory, Administrator of AMCSTI, France

Having men come close to Nature while discovering science and the techniques of the future: such is the major aim of the Aniane Astronomic Observatory, which is set on a forested site, all fitted-up to host, inform and educate any kind of public.

This area enables cross-subject interactions and facilitates exchanges such as with Sports/Sciences, Arts/ Sciences, General Public/New Technologies.

One goes there on the occasion of a family outing, for occasional jogging and exercising: in this leisurely environment one encounters scientific information at the crossing of footpaths, trudging along the natural site. It is therefore possible to speak about "museology" spread out on a large natural area. Such area is being built around a world famous spot, known for its Scientific, Cultural, Technical, and Industrial enterprising schemes:

The Astronomic Observatory of Aniane

The talk describes the challenge offered by such area and brings to light its economic implications.

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