February 26, 2024

Éric Lagadec is an astrophysicist on the Côte d’Azur Observatory. Dylan Meiffret/PHOTOPQR/NICE MATIN/MAXPPP

INTERVIEW – The French astrophysicist defends the battle towards gentle air pollution so that everybody can marvel on the spectacle of the celebs, as they’ve for the reason that daybreak of humanity.

Éric Lagadec is an astrophysicist on the Côte d’Azur Observatory in Good. He was president of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, however is now recognized to most of the people on social networks for the readability and high quality of his scientific explanations, the place he’s adopted by greater than 150,000 folks. He revealed his first guide, The Cosmic Odyssey. An Intimate Historical past of the Stars (Seuil), through which he manages to make accessible the newest discoveries in regards to the stars, the planets and the historical past of the universe whereas recounting with simplicity the lifetime of knowledgeable astronomer at the start of the twenty first century.

LE FIGARO. – You repeat a number of instances in your guide that humanity is dropping contact with heaven, which, as you clarify, is humanity’s oldest widespread heritage. For what?

Eric LAGADEC. – After I begin my astrophysics class with my college students in Good, I ask them what number of of them…

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