Enjoy out-of-this-world entertainment as France Pavilion launches Space Week


Dubai: With the arrival of Space Week at Expo 2020 Dubai, visitors can experience a packed calendar of planetary-themed entertainment on 20, 22 and 23 October at the France Pavilion.

Visitors can stop by the France Pavilion, located in the Mobility Zone, for its jampacked Space fortnights. The France Pavilion will transform its promenade from 8PM to 10PM (Dubai Time) on 20, 22 and 23 October and transport its audience into a deep-space exploration of galaxies and nebulae, with colors and detail courtesy of Unistellar’s ground-breaking telescope. Nonetheless, the pavilion is also offering panel discussions, documentary series and workshops during the days of 20 October and 23 October for visitors to learn from professionals including CNES and the Fondation Jacques Rougerie to learn about space. 

To know more and to register (compulsory) about the France Pavilion Space week, please check the agenda here

Wednesday, 20 October 
(to register for this day, please click here)
14:00-15:00: Conference “ISS, the flying lab” with Alexis Paillet Head of Spaceship France project at the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES). The project, launched in 2018, studies the possibility of a life on the Moon and on Mars. Auditorium 
15:30-17:30: Panel discussion “Earth Observation and Remote Sensing” by the United Arab Emirates University, in collaboration with the CNES Experts will focus on human and technological challenges to achieve the dream of a travel on Mars and will familiarize the visitors with Remote Sensing.Agora
20:00-22:00: Stargazing night with the world’s most powerful telescope by Unistellar. Esplanade
Saturday, 23 October
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10:30-12:00: Masterclass “The World of Jacques Rougerie and his foundation” With Jacques Rougerie, visionary architect and member of the French academy, passionate about sea and space and founder of the Fondation Jacques Rougerie – Institut de France.Auditorium 
14:00-15:30: Panel discussion “Life similarities in extreme environments” With the astronauts Jean-François Clervoy and Claudie Haigneré, and Francis Rambert, Jacques Rougerie and Peter Weiss.Auditorium
15:45-16:30: Conference “Space life” With Jean-François Clervoy.Auditorium
16:45-17:30: Conference “Architecture of the future” With Francis Rambert, architecture critic.Auditorium
17:45-18:15: Presentation by Peter Weiss of the project ‘’Eurohab” Winner 2020 in the category “Architecture and Innovation for space” of the International architectural competition of the Fondation J. Rougerie.Auditorium
18:30-19:30: Projection of the movie “Télescope intérieur” In presence of the film team and animated by Jean-François Clervoy.Auditorium
14:00-19:00: Projection of a selection of short films from the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.Agora
20:00-22:00: Stargazing night with the world’s most powerful telescope by Unistellar.Esplanade

In addition, the France Pavilion at Expo 2020 and the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, have announced a joint partnership for the space-themed fortnight. With a dedicated stand for the public located on the esplanade of the France Pavilion for the two-week period, the group will lift the lid for visitors on the solutions it uses to deliver a more sustainable shipping and logistics services. CMA CGM Group will also present activities to a hundred school students from Dubai’s French lycée in the France Pavilion’s auditorium. 

A model of the Group’s flagship, the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE, the world’s first 23,000-TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent) vessel powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and a standard-bearer for French know-how and business around the world, will also be on display in the B2B Belvédère until March 2022.