SOLARIS contributes to the Copernicus Festival
The Copernicus Science and Culture Festival is co-organised by the Copernicus Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at the Jagiellonian University, the Copernicus Centre Foundation, the Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation and the publisher of the Tygodnik Powszechny. SOLARIS joined the organisation by welcoming over 100 visitors to the Centre.
The aim of the event is to popularise scientific knowledge and show the place of science in culture. This year, the festival will be held for the tenth time, from 23-28 May, and the theme is 'Cosmos'.
The festival consists of dozens of activities - most of them lectures and discussions taking place at the Museum of Engineering and Technology in Krakow. This year, the organisers gave participants the opportunity to take a closer look at science. That is why a number of Krakow's scientific institutions, including SOLARIS, organised workshops and tours.
The centre was visited by a total of more than 100 people, who were given a guided tour of the largest research infrastructure in the country.
What is a synchrotron and why should every Cracovian be proud that we have one in our city? Can synchrotron light be used to study works of art, photovoltaic panels, batteries, the structure of viruses or bone remains? What groundbreaking research is being carried out at the centre? These and other questions were answered by our guides during the tours.
As every year, the festival generates considerable public and media interest. In previous years, dozens of portals, newspapers, radio stations, as well as national TV channels reported on the event. This year, a team from Polish Television - TVP Kultura and TVP Polonia - visited the Centre, recording information material with Jakub Szlachetko, SOLARIS Director.