Sat, 28 Aug | Cassinomagus Archaeological Park

Cassinomagus, 200 million years BC: the scientific picnic

In contact with scientists, come and enjoy a picnic / round table evening that is friendly and accessible to the general public in order to learn more about the meteorite!
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Cassinomagus, 200 million years BC: the scientific picnic

Heure et lieu

28 Aug 2021, 19:00
Cassinomagus Archaeological Park, Longeas, 16150 Chassenon, France

À propos de l'événement

200 million years ago, an asteroid crashed between Rochechouart and Chassenon ... What did the places look like? What was the climate, the topography, the environment? What geological and environmental changes have given birth to our landscape?

The Earth and life sciences on which the “paleo-environment” discipline is based shed light on these questions!

With the exceptional and accessible presence of:

  • Jens Ormö, Research Director, INTA-CSIC-Madrid-Spain Astrobiology Center, creator of the world's first laboratory for the impact experimentation of asteroids at sea.
  • Erik Sturkell, Professor, Center for Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg-Sweden, impact and tsunami specialist
  • Sylvie Bourquin, research director at CNRS, head of the Paleoenvironments, Paleomagnetism and Basin Dynamics team (PALEO2D), CNRS-University of Rennes
  • Jean-Baptiste Cherfils, PhD student University of Rennes 
  • and Philippe Lambert, founding director of CIRIR, International Center for Research and Restitution on Impacts and on Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France.

Useful information :

Free access from 7 p.m.

Guided tour of the thermal baths, before the meeting at 5 p.m. - exceptional reduced rate of € 5 / person (by reservation)

Possibility to book picnic baskets or bring your picnic (from 8 €) 

Health pass requested

Information and reservations on 05 45 89 32 21 or by email at