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ESMEA stands for Enacted Science and Mathematics through Astronomy. It is a project coordinated by LDAR/UCP. ESMEA has been initiated through the MRSEI program of the French National Research Agency (ANR).

You may find a partial review of litterature about Human Orreries here, and about enaction there.

On this page, you will find the latest information about ESMEA activities.


  • June 21st, 2019

The first ever exoplanetaire, a human Orrery of an exoplanet, has been realised by Pr Rollinde at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, through the call DIM-ACAV of Observatoire de Paris-Meudon and "Region Ile de France". The ESMEA team was present for the inauguration !

The project involved two high schools, and an association of students that produced different videos on this project : TV Jussieu

  • January 2019

The LDAR funds a transportable lighter version of the Human Orrery that may be used for conferences, public events, and for activities involving inner planets and one Comet only (see here for a listing of Human Orreries). The design has been made by F. Recher (IREM de Lille)


  • January 10-12th, 2019 : first meeting of the ESMEA consortium


  • June 14th, 2019

The LDAR Human Orrery was used for a public event at la Sorbonne (Paris) organised by the CARDIE (an official partner to accompany educationnal innovations).

12 years-old children of the school Pailleron, Paris, made a choregraphy in front of different educational policy makers of Paris academy.


  • June 20-22, 2019 : second meeting of the ESMEA consortium


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