13th Science Picnic of Polish Radio and the Copernicus Science Centre
How to examine the surface of the Moon? Can you create your own personal cloud? What is needed to make a boomerang? What is vacuum? The answer to these and many more questions can be found during the 13th Science Picnic of Polish Radio and the Copernicus Science Centre.
This largest in Europe outdoor event promoting science will be held 30 May 2009 at 11.00-20.00, in Warsaw's New Town Square and Podzamcze Areas. Each year, the Picnic is visited by almost 120,000 people in the course of a single day. The organizers estimate that this year the similar number of visitors shall attend as well.
The overall theme of this year edition will be "Science Among the Stars" – a reference to the fact that the UN has declared 2009 the International Year of Astronomy. Therefore, one can expect a lot of astronomy-related shows, presentations, and experiences. The guests of this year Science Picnic shall be surprised with numerous attractions. The visitors shall have the opportunity to see numerous unusual and extraordinary inventions, fascinating experiments, the state-of-the-art scientific achievements and ca. 1000 fantastic shows and presentations coming from all over the world, which shall explain the scientific issues in an interesting and interactive manner.
In 225 tents, more than 250 institutions from 21 countries worldwide shall present their offers, including, inter alia: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Sweden. The Czech Republic will be a special guest of the event, and Austria, Cyprus, Spain, Japan and Russia shall participate in the Science Picnic for the first time. The area of the tent village during the event shall occupy the total area of 40 000 m2. The most spectacular shows will be presented on the stage located at the New Town Square.