The weekend of 30 September to 2 October is packed with inspiring activities on science and research. On Friday, the European Researcher’s Night will focus on women and science. Saturday and Sunday, Zpannend Zernike will take place with a broad program on all different kinds of science. Campus Fryslân will open its doors on Saturday afternoon for a program full of free lectures and activities for people of all ages.
The European Researchers’ Night is an initiative of the European Commission organized across Europe, to celebrate and question science. This year, the UG organizes this evening with a focus on Women & Science on Friday 30 September. Despite advances in women’s right, it is important to highlight the still existing inequalities. To stimulate this development, the UG has launched four interdisciplinary Schools. This event is their first joint initiative.
The event will take place at the Forum Groningen and attendees will have the chance to listen, join in the dialogue with researchers, and take part in quizzes. Read more about this event on the UG website.
(This event is in Dutch)
Organized by several partners in Groningen and partly financed by the European Commission, Zpannend Zernike is a free science festival for children (and their parents, grandparents, etc.) that gives them the opportunity to ask scientists questions. Can humans live to be 1000 years old, how does energy work, and can we grow beets on Mars? They can now send everything they have always wondered through through the Zpannend Zernike website. The best questions will be answered in the Antwoordenwinkel during Zpannend Zernike on 1 and 2 October.
The event take place in the city center on 1 October and on the Zernike Campus on 2 October.
This event’s entrance is free of charge. Check www.zpannendzernike.nl for the full programme at all locations.
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen/Campus Fryslân will open the doors of the Beursgebouw at Wirdumerdijk 34 in Leeuwarden on Saturday 1 October, for anyone who is curious and feels like an afternoon of free lectures and activities for young and old.
The day will start with a family lecture by none other than Klaas van Kruistum, who will conduct experiments in the hall. Furthermore, you can have your picture taken as a scientist, escape from a mobile escaperoom, perform experiments at one of the fun-stations and much more!
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