On Saturday October 15th, the garden of the observatory's premises was opened to about 60 children between the ages of 6 and 12 took part in a wide variety of hands-on experiments and observations in which they:
- measured air quality
- used baloons to make scientific measurements
- conducted pedagogical experiments on the sun's rays and maritime fluxes
- learned about greenhouse gasses
- watched a documentary on the capuchin monkey
On Sunday Obtober 16th, the university premises were open to the general public. About 360 people visited the premises to learn about the university's research activities.
It was an excellent opportunity to introduce young people to all the fun you can have in pursuing a career in the sciences!