Open Day Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)
Dive into the world of space research!
On Sunday, September 25, 2022, join the world of SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research in Leiden. The institute will open the doors of our brand new building at the BioScience Park to the public. With telescopes in space we investigate stars and planets, black holes, and the sky on our own planet Earth.
What's on offer at the Open Day:
Lectures and fun educational activities for grown-ups and kids alike. Admire the models, instruments and learn all about our space missions. There are several types of light, but what can you actually do with them? And do you have to make different kinds of telescopes for it? How (different) do you look in the infrared? Where and how are new stars born? Can we find life on other planets? How do you chase greenhouse gases moving through our skies? Or how do you measure an invisible gravitational wave? Can you solder? Come and find out in Leiden.
You can find all the information and a fun comic strip (Dutch) about our work at www.sron.nl/news/5216-sron-ope... .
What does SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research do?
We are finding out more and more about the universe and everything in it, including the Earth itself. This is thanks to measuring equipment in space, placed on telescopes and satellites. At SRON in Leiden and Groningen we make this equipment, usually together with other researchers from all over the world. We also test everything very thoroughly. Our scientists use the telescopes that are already in space to do research.
Practical information and time:
Sunday 25 September 12.00 to 17.00
Leiden Bioscience Park, SRON building (with the rocket in front of it), Niels Bohrweg 4, Leiden.
In the course of September you will also find the program booklet of our open day in Leiden via the link to the Open Day news article on our site.
Language: We all speak English, but our demo's and presentations are mostly in Dutch. You are welcome in any language nevertheless.