Science Weekend in Groningen

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People interested in science can pamper themselves during this science weekend. Two years later, the national event of nearly 200 participating organizations, which introduces science and technology to young and old, is back.

On Sundays, visitors can visit ZPANend Zernike, Gezond Groningen, Infoversum and the University Museum for a wide range of lectures, shows and films.


Do it yourself and find out at ZPANEND Zernike

Between 12:00 and 17:00, visitors to the Zernike campus can learn about the amazing world of science at the University of Groningen and the Hanse University of Applied Sciences in Groningen;
KVI Center for Advanced Radiation Technology (KVI-CART) has a lot to learn about proton therapy technology and kids measure their top speed in a ‘speed camera’;
The Dutch SRON Institute for Space Research (SRON) talks about the latest developments in the field of Dutch space research;
The Captain Institute for Astronomy takes visitors on an expedition with the New Horizons space probe during its journey through the dwarf planet Pluto;
In Science Truck, “Your Tomorrow’s Energy Truck” you can make your own light;
At the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bernoulliburg, many cool experiments and robotics can be seen in collaboration with Science LinX, but there is also plenty to do on your own, such as making your own shampoo or fixing polygons;
EnTranCe: The energy testing field of Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen and the Energy Academy of Europe during ZPANEND Zernike is about energy and motion. Make your own juice on a bike and learn more about solar panels and sustainable transportation;
Brugsmaborg: In De Magnet you can generate your own solar energy and do other energy experiments. You will also learn all about exercise and health (healthy aging).

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Healthy Groningen: lectures and science café

The theme “Health Groningen” is central between 2 pm and 5 pm in the Academy building. During the 20-minute flash lectures, visitors can learn all about, among other things, the group’s process of bullying, sleep deprivation, tolerance for addiction, disturbing neighbors, and unexplained illness. You can also sit in the science café to talk to the talented researchers about their findings. The indoor cinema shows short films about interesting discoveries and new research. A tour of the academy building was also organized.

Explore the universe in Infoversum

Infoversum will open its doors on Sunday 4 October between 12:00 and 17:00, where you can discover the universe in the full dome theater. The short musical “Unrelenting Night” takes visitors to the world’s largest observatory. Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii. This observatory was built in Hawaii because of its beautiful dark skies and good astronomical visibility. After the movie, people can watch how the stars are over our city Groningen with astronomers.

In the University Museum

Between 2pm and 3pm, a lecture will be held by scholar Gerard Heymans – who has conducted groundbreaking research and has been internationally unparalleled in the field of experimental psychology. During this lecture, some of his experiences are repeated with his original instruments.

Last Sunday, a science and technology cycling tour was organized.

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