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  3. IAF Spring Meetings 2019- IAF Bureau dinner in honour of 72nd IAC in Paris in 2021

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    March 27, 2019

    Every year in March, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) organizes its Spring Meetings in Paris. This year, they are being held from 26 to 28 March at the New Cap Conference Centre in the capital’s 15th arrondissement. Over three days, the IAF’s Technical and Administrative Committees are meeting to review progress with ongoing projects, while the International Programme Committee is selecting presentations for the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the 70th edition of which will be held later this year in Washington D.C. This event will coincide with celebrations around the world marking the 50th anniversary of man’s first step on the Moon.

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  5. Measuring time to the thousand-billionth of a second

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    June 29, 2010

    Since 7 June 2010, the Paris Observatory and Côte d’Azur Observatory have been firing lasers into space—more specifically at the T2L2 instrument on the Jason-2 satellite. The purpose of this experiment, coordinated by CNES, is to synchronize two remote clocks with unprecedented levels of precision.

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  6. [Rendez-vous] Fête de la science 2018: un cabaret à Paris (06-07/10)

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    September 28, 2018

    Venez célébrer avec nous la Fête de la science 2018 à la Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, à Paris, les 6 et 7 octobre prochains. Au programme : spectacles, théâtre, stand-up, performances scientifiques et jeux en public dans un Cabaret de la Science spécialement conçu.

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  7. CNES at the Paris Air Show, 17-23 June

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    April 10, 2013

    The Paris Air Show at Le Bourget opens its doors on 17 June. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected at the show, where CNES will have a 300-sq-m exhibition pavilion with its eye on the future. 

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  8. COROT detects oscillations in 3 distant stars

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    November 3, 2008

    CNES’s COROT spacecraft has turned up 3 distant stars surprisingly similar to our own Sun. The discovery is the subject of an article this week in the prestigious American review Science.

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  9. Hartley 2 stirs up a cometary snow storm

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    November 23, 2010

    After its encounter with comet Tempel 1 in 2005, NASA’s Deep Impact probe set a new course for comet Hartley 2. The latest images from the spacecraft reveal a small object shrouded in its own cosmic snow storm.

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  10. Herschel spies five new galaxies with cosmic ‘zoom lens’

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    August 20, 2010

    Thanks to a technique called ‘gravitational lensing’, Europe’s Herschel space telescope, in orbit since 2009, has been able to detect and characterize galaxies as they were 10 billion years ago.

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  11. Le CNES au festival Pariscience 2014

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    September 10, 2014

    Privilégier un savant équilibre entre rigueur scientifique et recherche esthétique, tel est l’objectif de l’édition 2014 du Festival international du film scientifique, Pariscience, qui fête ses 10 ans. Une volonté illustrée par la création de 2 nouvelles sections : la compétition Grand Ecran, qui rassemble des films présentés pour la plupart dans des grands festivals internationaux, et la section Kinetic, portant une attention particulière à la qualité d’écriture.

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