In Eure, the detainees believe they are Thomas Bisquet

Thomas Pesquet, French astronaut, makes adults and children dream. Based on this observation, the Normandy Educational Association, in partnership with Macao 7e art and Normandie Livre & Lecture, proposed to the ten prison institutions of Normandy during the second semester of 2021, a cultural and artistic project called “2021, Space Odyssey” on the relations between arts and sciences on the occasion of the Journey Space for the French hero on the International Space Station.However, the health crisis has disrupted the schedule somewhat.And so, only on Friday, November 26, the first action was taken at the detention center called Les Vignettes in Val-de-Reuil with the installation of a planetarium Inflatable by La Manufacture d’Évreux.

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In groups of ten, the prisoners entered the bubble about three meters in diameter. For half an hour, host Bertrand Uzo Lavalle expected to reconstruct the Northern Hemisphere “in the fall. An inky sky empty of clouds. Participants learn about constellations and planets based on Greek mythological tales with Perseus, Andromeda, Cassiopeia, etc. I explain the story as I go. From the spirit of Our association popularizes science in a fun way. A bit like the C’est pas sorcier show.

The program will then continue with “an immersive session at the heart of Thomas Bisquet’s adventure using virtual reality headsets, followed by a screening of the documentary, Objects of a Hero Produced in the Heart of the International Space Station,” said Samuel St. Martin, the detention center’s cultural mediator.

Frank Mccarthy

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