Visit to Lyon Observatory

Friday, 5 Apr 2019 - Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019
Closing Date
Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019
Visit Organiser
Richard Gunner


Lyon Observatory

Avenue Charles André, Saint Genis Laval


Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon (CRAL)

Cral is renowned for its research on dense plasma physics applied to low-mass stars, brown dwarfs and exoplanets, on compact objects, on the characterization of habitable planets, on energy and dark matter, on the chemodynamics of galaxies, the formation and evolution of galaxies, the study of stellar populations and R & D in high angular resolution.

The visit is organised in conjunction with Cirencester Twinning Association, and will be a long weekend, travelling down on Friday and returning on Tuesday.  We are arranging in the Observatory visit for Monday morning, which will allow Saturday and Sunday for visiting the attractions of Saint Genis Laval and Lyon.

There are a number of ancient Roman remains such as an aquaduct and amphitheatre, and the stunning Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière.  Lyon is also a bustling and attractive city with many historic buildings and shopping opportunities.

Where possible, we will be offered accommodation with hosts who are members and friends of Saint Genis International, but hotels are also available.  Priority for hosted accommodation will be given to members of Cirencester Twinning Association.

Costs: Visitors will arrange their own transport/ flights to Lyon, although we can advise and assist.  Local transport may incur small costs.  The Observatory charges €6 per person.


Observatoire Lyon Coudee.JPG      

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