The Researchers’ Night is an event bringing together the public at large and researchers. It occurs annually on the fourth Friday of September all over Europe. Its main objective is to reveal scientists and science in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The Night will officially take place this year, on Friday 23 September 2011, starting from 17:00 and lasting until 24:00, or even more depending on the location and the events taking place.
The Researchers’ Night offers the opportunity to discover research facilities that are usually not open to public (laboratories, research centres, museum collections, …), use the most recent technologies and instruments with the guidance of scientists, participate in experiments, competitions and quizzes, watch demonstrations and simulations, exchange ideas and party with the researchers.
The target audience of the event is the public at large, regardless of age and scientific background. It addresses all curious minds from enthusiasts to science-reluctant and offers a variety of fascinating activities for all.
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