Science in the City is back on 29 September with a jam-packed programme to guarantee fun for all the family. With more organisations taking part than ever before, offering activities aimed at both the young and young at heart, there is bound to be something to entertain even the most energetic kids.
Back by popular demand at Spazju Kreattiv is the puppeteer Sean Briffa at Kids Dig Science. Join Owen the Owl as he learns how to fly, and understand the forces involved in getting him off the ground. Stick around after the show to get to grips with forces yourselves as the team hold an interactive workshop to encourage learning through creativity, exploration and curiosity.
Ever wanted to see the rings around Saturn? Or see how a black hole works? How about experiencing a total solar eclipse? In the MEUSAC building there will be an out-of-this-world experience with the Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy (University of Malta) and Kids in Orbit. First test your knowledge on the EU-funded space programmes such as Galileo with MEUSAC to win some prizes, then from 8pm onwards fly up to the roof for the chance to be a space scientist.
Bump back down to earth after your brief trip through the galaxy, and head near the law courts for a wonder of a different kind, the Science Show! It will be exploding back onto the main stage this year from 7pm onwards with a spellbinding spectacle guaranteed to excite and intrigue. Watch as chemicals glow in the dark, see the powers of liquid nitrogen and much, much more, just don’t stand too close!
Further down the road is one of the biggest events at St George’s Square with STEAM Squared full of hands-on activities. With 23 student organisations from the University of Malta representing a huge range of subjects, there’ll be something for everyone including health checks, robots and DNA extractions.
With this and more, the evening is guaranteed to inspire and ignite a passion for learning in children of all ages. The festival starts at 6pm onwards promising a free family friendly experience for all.
The Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night festival, is organised by the University of Malta, the Research Trust of the University of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Scientists together with a large number of partners. It is funded by the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme Horizon 2020 (H2020, 2014–2020) by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and recognised as a Festival by Europe for Festivals and Festivals for Europe (EFFE). It is supported by Ministry for Education and Employment, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, BPC International and a number of corporate sponsors.