Science Picnic


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Science Picnic
The event has served as the inspiration for many other popular science initiatives, including the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw.

Every year, about 250 institutions from Poland and abroad take part in the Science Picnic (including representatives of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, the US and UK). Institutions of higher education and scholarship, research institutes, museums and cultural bodies, science-related foundations and interest groups - all present their achievements and reveal behind-the-scenes aspects of their work. They illustrate the very stuff of science in ways accessible to visitors of various ages, using hands-on experiments, demonstrations and interactive exhibits. A wide range of research fields is presented at the Picnic, including the natural, and social sciences plus the humanities. The Science Picnic was established thanks to the initiative and ideas of Prof. Lukasz Turski from the Centre for Theoretical Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences and Robert Firmhofer and Krystyna Kepska-Michalska from Polish Radio. The first Science Picnic (then as the "Science Picnic of Polish Radio BIS") was organized on 14 June 1997 at Warsaw's New Town Square. Starting in 2008, the event is now organized jointly by Polish Radio and the Copernicus Science Centre.

Guests watch films in comfortable, aerial seats. Atlantic is equipped with modern 3D systems which make possible 3D films sessions after putting on special 3D glasses. Cinema also has two bars in the building and facilities prepared for disabled persons. Address: 33 Chmielna Stree

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