The Planetarium of Brussels will participate in the WiseNight science festival next September
On Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 September 2021, the Planetarium of the Royal Observatory of Belgium and the Museum of Natural Sciences of Belgium will host the free science festival WiseNight.
During these two days, the public will have the opportunity to learn new things about land, water and space research and to discover what being a (female/non-binary) scientist means in daily life.
The Planetarium of Brussels will host a variety of activities:
- The screening of the movie Proxima;
- Two activities related to space weather:
- ‘Panic in the Space Weather Room’: an interactive tour in the Space Weather office, where the space weather forecast is being prepared;
- Northern Lights: enjoy a spectacular show of the Northern lights, while listening to a local legend;
- An EU4U stand highlighting the European Union’s involvement in Research and Innovation, with live sessions where you can interact with researchers who received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) grant;
- A stand presenting the Soapbox Science Brussels initiative;
- A photographic exhibition of scientists in Belgium (on display until 9 October 2021).
The festival is free of charge, but registration is required for practical purpose. For more information, visit the site www.wisenight.eu.
The festival is part of the European Researchers’ Night, which is simultaneously taking place all over Europe. The Brussels event is an initiative of BeWiSe (Belgian Women in Science), the Planetarium of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, the Museum of Natural Sciences of Belgium, and the associations Ekoli, Jeunesses scientifiques de Belgique, GoodPlanet Belgium and BOS+. WiseNight is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036009.