Summer Space Festival - July 4th

Summer Space Festival - July 4th

What is the Summer Space Festival?

An amazing day, freeopen to all and without registration, to discover the world of space!

During the day, we will discuss about space exploration, about innovation on Earth but also about questions that we ask ourselves such as :

  • Why do we go back on the Moon?
  • When will we go to Mars?
  • Will we find any life in the Universe?
  • How to live in and to explore space?
  • What are the benefits on Earth?
  • How does the space sector helps to tackle climate change?

Who is it for?

Curious take note! Children or students, simply curious or passionate about space?
The festival is aimed at everyone, with a large and diversified program so that everyone can enjoy it. Our scientific host Florence Porcel and our renowned speakers will make these fascinating subjects accessible to all. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, we will offer you a show of images, sounds and videos of the Earth and of other worlds in which you can immerse yourself.

Their goal?

  • Be the stuff dreams are made of, inspire and take people out of themselves
  • Explain what is done in space and raise awareness about the applications of the space sector in our lives
  • Arouse interest and guide young people towards new professions
  • To promote innovative spatial activities in the Hauts-de-France region and in cross-border regions (Grand Est, Belgium, Luxembourg) and to highlight interregional and European collaborations.


While making possible to follow the event entirely online, we will also welcome the public in a unique cultural place, well known by the public of Lille: the Saint-Sauveur train station. This former railway station, built in 1865, is a hotspot for cultural and leisure activities in the city of Lille.

Combining the industrial legacy of the North and its reconversion into a young and dynamic region, the Saint-Sauveur Station will welcome you "Haut et Fort" (as we say here) and take you closer to the stars. A large outdoor seating area will feature the open-air stage, as well as exhibitors' stands (associations, schools, companies, etc.). In the mood for French fries or a cold drink? The Bistro de la Gare is waiting for you in the old train hall. We are grateful to the city of Lille which gave us the opportunity to welcome you in this place of particular significance, in a relaxed and summery atmosphere.


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