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All the departures are from « Centre Pierre Baudis » The passports are obligatory

Cité de l’espace Location : Toulouse
Price : 50 € including visit, bus and lunch Departure : 9h00
Visits
: from 9h30 to 16h00
Return
: 16h30
Informations : The Cité de l'Espace is a new great tourist destination in Europe. The Cité de l'Espace was inaugurated in 1997 and is a scientific, ludic and educational park, intended for the general public. A place where imagination and thought are unceasingly requested. An unusual destination which has now taken-off. The Cité de l'Espace is a unique place for those who wish to travel though space and learn while having a good time. It is also the ideal place to solve the mysteries of the Earth and of the Universe. As a scientific park, the Cité de l'Espace is aimed at everybody, whatever the age or space knowledge. The Cité de l'Espace is spectacular, interactive and full of life, and will throw you into the space reality. Web site : www.cite-espace.com
Number of participants : Minimum 20 ; Maximum 60
Deadline for registration : 27 June 2003

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Pic du Midi Observatory Location : La Mongie (180 km from Toulouse)
Price : 52 € including visit and bus (the Lunch is in charge to you and will be taken in a restaurant at Pic du Midi : price 25 €) Departure : 7:30 am
Return : 06:00 pm
Informations : The Pic du Midi Observatory is located at an altitude of 2890 meters (9470 feet) on an isolated summit of the Pyrénées range which separates France from Spain. The Pic du Midi Observatory was always very hard to reach, and living there was difficult. Its history is a lesson in courage. It is also a lesson in creativity because it has acquired its world wide fame from its remarkable astronomical achievements : the mapping of planetary surfaces, the determination of the period of rotation of Venus, the preparation of the Apollo Moon landings. Astronomy is presently the most important field of research conducted at this Observatory, but it was initially a meteorological station and, over the years, it has hosted research in many other scientific domains, such as Earth magnetism, atmospheric physics, seismology, natural radioactivity, glaciology, cosmic ray physics, botany, and, to a lesser extent, artificial radioactivity, physiology and medical research. Web site : www.obs-mip.fr
Number of participants : Minimum 20 ; Maximum 40
Deadline for registration : 27 June 2003

EADS (AIRBUS SITE) Location : 15 km from Toulouse
Price : 14 € including visit and bus Departure : at 9h00 and 9h30
Visits : from 10h00 am to 11h30
And from 10h30 to 12h00
Returns : 12h00 and 12h30

Informations : A guide will accompany you to the heart of the European aeronautical industry. You will visit St Martin du touch where the aircraft are prepared for the flight tests and the delivery. You will also learn about the Caravelle and the Concorde. You’ll go to the Clément Ader plant, which was inaugurated in 1990 and where the A340 and A330 are built exclusively. The A340 is the first four-engined aircraft ever produced by Airbus Industry and the A 330, the twin version. Here, they are assembled, tested, equipped with the commercial fitting out and painted. Then you’ll visit the final assembly hangar of the A340’s and A330’s. First, you’ll see a short documentary. Then, from a balcony overlooking the hangar, your guide will explain how the two aircraft are asssembled. Web site : www.eads.net.

Number of participants : Minimum 20 ; Maximum 50
Deadline for registration : 12 July 2003

ALSTOM Site Location : Tarbes 160 km from Toulouse
Price : 25 € including visit and bus (the Lunch is in charge to you and will be taken in a restaurant at Tarbes : price 30 €) Departure : 07h30
Return : 17h00
ALSTOM is the global specialist in energy and transport infrastructure. Tarbes site is the provider of electrical and electronics equipments for railway traction drive. Tarbes is the worldclass unit for the power converters within ALSTOM. Since march 2001, PEARL (Power Electronics Associated Research Laboratory) is located in the premises of ALSTOM Tarbes. PEARL is a common laboratory between ALSTOM, CNRS ( Centre National de Recherche Scientifique), UPS(Université Paul Sabatier), INPT (Institut National Polytechnique deToulouse) and ENIT (Ecole National d'Ingénieur de Tarbes). PEARL Laboratory has a developpement role for new integration technologies,for electonics power converters in order to improve performances and to reduce cost, weight and  volume. Web site : www.transport.alstom.com
Number of participants : Minimum 20 ; Maximum 40
Deadline for registration : 27 June 2003

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