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Scientific Culture Event

From science to Opera

Using multiple approaches, from science to the arts, from philosophy to technique, From science to Opera allows the time of a weekend to share knowledge, discoveries and imagination around the sciences. This event offers different activities for each audience: a family moment and general public, a moment for a more informed public, a professional time or even workshops for the school. Always in the idea of sharing, discovering and surprising.

  • Date : 17/11/2017 to 19/11/2017

Every year since 2012, the event takes place in a different city: from Gif-sur-Yvette to Orsay, via Igny or Marcoussis.

In 2017, the size of the event was revised upwards as the S[cube] association was welcomed at the Opéra de Massy to celebrate its 10th anniversary with 500 m² of exhibition space and an auditorium of 800 Places, allowing to welcome more public.

Access to the entire event is free.


Jena-Claude Roynette, President of S[cube] - ©S[cube]

« We want to decompartmentalize the fields of culture by addressing scientific notions through research, but not only: we appeal to artistic domains or to philosophy, a means of diversifying audiences as much as surprising them. The event is built to be accessible to all and especially to families. Workshops adapted to children and fun animations are proposed. We attach great importance to the objects and games on display that initiate exchanges between parents and children. »


Friday 17 November

  • 9h-17h : School day / Professionnal day
  • 19h : Inauguration of the event - Vernissage of the new exhibition "Chroniques de l'évolution"
  • 20h30 : Round table « Life in Space » with E. Bolmont, H. Reeves and T. Pesquet (to be confirmed)

Saturday 18 November

  • 10h-18h : Exhibitions and workshops
  • 18h : Conference-Musical Juggling Show Company Ball Singing 

Sunday 19 November

  • 10h-18h : Exhibitions and workshops
  • 15h : Spectacle "Autumn Winds"

En détails

School day / Friday 17 November from 9.00am to 5.00pm


The event "From Science to Opera" will begin on Friday 17 November with a day for school children at the Opéra de Massy (91), to make them discover the sciences through various animations and workshops. The reception of the primary and secondary classes will be from 9 am to 5 pm per one-hour slot. Students will be able to discover a variety of scientific themes, such as digital science, astrophysics, animal sciences, evolution, or even aeronautics. The animations are proposed by the association S [cube], its founding members and its partners. Registration will be open from 4 September to 20 October by telephone (09 83 04 10 13) or from the website

Round table "Life in Space" / Friday 17 November at 8.30pm

A public round-table will take place on Friday 17th November at the Opéra de Massy, on the theme of "Life in Space".

This round table will allow us to question human life in space and in the Universe:     

  • What are the difficulties of life in weightlessness?    
  • Will one day be able to colonize other planets?    
  • What are the characteristics of the Earth that are necessary for us to live?

Animated and moderated by Hervé Dole of the Institute of Space Astrophysics (joint research unit Université Paris-Sud / CNRS), the discussion will bring together three specialists :


  • Hubert Reeves

    Edouard Hue / Espace des sciences

  • French-Canadian Astrophysicist
  • Author of many popular science books
  • Website :
  • Thomas Pesquet

    NASA/Bill Staford

  • European Astronaut of the European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Missioned on the International Space Station from November 2016 to June 2017
  • Website :

Keywords: S[cube] Inria Saclay - Île-de-France Sciences