Science Day at a record number of venues in Flanders and Brussels
Sunday marks Science Day, the biggest science event in Flanders and Brussels. Due to the corona crisis, there was only a digital event for the past two years. But for the 12th edition, a record number of laboratories, colleges, research institutes, museums and universities will open their doors.
For Science Day, coordinator Technopolis works together with the associations of Flemish universities and colleges, scientific institutions and associations, STEM academies, museums, companies and federations. Some 150 organisations put their backs into this edition for 853 activities at 114 locations.
The complete list of activities, all free of charge, can be found at www.dagvandewetenschap.be, where participants can easily filter by location, theme and age and register if necessary. In addition, those who prefer to enjoy science at home can participate in 171 digital activities.
"I am pleased that our top scientists can show the general public what they have to offer," said Flemish Minister for Economy, Innovation, Work, Social Economy and Agriculture Jo Brouns (CD&V).
The minister will join Stephane Berghmans, the CEO of Technopolis, godmother of the event Angelique Van Ombergen (science coordinator at the European Space Agency) and godfather Frank Deboosere (weatherman of the Flemish public broadcaster VRT) in several activities on Sunday morning at UHasselt's Diepenbeek Campus.
Illustration picture shows the ninth edition of the 'Day of Science' (Dag van de Wetenschap), at Muntpunt, in Brussels, Sunday 24 November 2019. At several locations in Flanders and Brussels, scientific institutions, schools and universities bring science to a broader public.
© BELGA PHOTO NICOLAS MAETERLINCK