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Europe’s first ‘Planetary’ in the Jardin des Plantes, Paris

Unveiled on June 25, 2016, on the esplanade of the Grand Gallery of Evolution in the Jardin des Plantes, the creation of this Sky Garden involved lecturer-researchers, researchers, lecturers and students, technicians and artists from the National Museum of Natural History, the Pierre et Marie Curie University and Paris-Sorbonne University, the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) as well as the Dorian and Hector Guimard schools.

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Unveiled on June 25, 2016, on the esplanade of the Grand Gallery of Evolution in the Jardin des Plantes, the creation of this Sky Garden involved lecturer-researchers, researchers, lecturers and students, technicians and artists from the National Museum of Natural History, the Pierre et Marie Curie University and Paris-Sorbonne University, the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) as well as the Dorian and Hector Guimard schools. 

The first of its kind in France and one of only a few in the world, the Planetary in the Jardin des Plantes is a flat structure on which the orbits of the planets, asteroids and comets in the solar system are represented. It seeks to be a place where knowledge can be spread to students, from primary school age to the end of secondary school, and to visitors of the Jardin des Plantes as well as being a place for scientific learning for undergraduate students at Sorbonne University member institutions. 

In this way, this new space, dedicated to Earth Sciences and the Universe, helps us to have a better understanding of celestial bodies. This Planetary, a representation of the solar system on a human scale, is crowned with a camera from the FRIPON project which is dedicated to live research on meteors. A sample weighing more than a ton from a South African crater formed by a fallen asteroid will be added soon.

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