The Space Pole opens its doors on 29 and 30 September 2018

The Space Pole opens its doors on 29 and 30 September 2018

On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September 2018, the Space Pole (the Royal Observatory of Belgium, the Royal Meteorological Institute and the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy) opens its doors.

The program includes activities for young and old. Visit the telescopes, the climate center or the virtual weather office; follow one of the many thematic lectures; be amazed by the creation of aurora in a dark room, and learn all about the study of the Earth, planets, moons and comets from our own solar system to far beyond in the universe. Our scientists will be happy to discuss with you at the various information stands and will also animate workshops and live scientific experiments. There are also numerous activities for children.

In short: come and enjoy a spatial day on Earth!

In practice:
When? On September 29 from 1 pm to 6 pm and on September 30 from 10 am to 6 pm.
Where? The Uccle Site, Avenue Circulaire / Ringlaan 3, 1180 Brussels
Free admission. No registration required.
A picnic area and foodtrucks will be available on site.


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Royal Observatory of Belgium (ORB-KSB)
Dr. Lê Binh San PHAM, Communication Officer,, +32-(0)2 373 03 03

Royal Meteorological Institute (KMI-IRM)
Marc Christiaens, Head of the Users’ Interface service,, +32-(0)2 373 05 15

Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB)
Dr. Karolien Lefever, Head of Communication,, +32-(0)2 373 04 50