“What Science can learn from the Night” exhibit at the Université de Lyon

Du 04 March 2019 au 28 March 2019 De 08:30 à 17:30
Du 04 March 2019 au 28 March 2019 De 08:30 à 17:30
Du 04 March 2019 au 28 March 2019 De 08:30 à 17:30
Du 04 March 2019 au 28 March 2019 De 08:30 à 17:30
Du 04 March 2019 au 28 March 2019 De 08:30 à 17:30
Du 04 March 2019 au 28 March 2019 De 08:30 à 17:30
Du 04 March 2019 au 28 March 2019 De 08:30 à 17:30
Du 04 March 2019 au 28 March 2019 De 08:30 à 17:30

Based on a selection of photographs of Earth at night, taken from space, three students from the Cities and Urban Environments Master’s program are taking visitors on a tour of the scientific disciplines that take a closer look at the nightlife and nighttime atmospheres.

Sociology, urban studies, biology, psychology, history, literature, political science... How and why has the night become an object of study for researchers? One possible answer could be to gain a better understanding of this piece of space-time that remains (somewhat) untouched by human intervention, and help safeguard it.


This exhibition was created as part of the Pop’Sciences Forum: “The City of the Future Belongs to its Citizens!” which the Université de Lyon hosted from November 17 through December 5, 2018. Design: Camille Delbende, Eugénie Laporte, Héléna Roux (Cities and Urban Environments Master’s program, Université de Lyon – Intelligence of Urban Worlds LabEx) / Camille Michel, Samuel Belaud (Université de Lyon – Culture, Science and Society Department)


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Read more on Pop’Sciences, the Université de Lyon’s website about scientific culture and knowledge sharing