Slovenian Science Festival Is Held in Ljubljana
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Slovenian Science Foundation, the Slovenian Science Festival with international participants was held in Ljubljana from Tuesday, 24 September through Thursday, 26 September 2019. The festival has been held since 1994 and is one of the oldest such events in Europe striving to open science to the general public. The honorary patron of the Festival is a leading international expert in the field of infrared science and technology, infrared remote sensing, machine vision and instrument development from the Research Institute of Optics in Leon (Mexico), Dr Maria Strojnik.
As part of the event, the Exhibition of Experiments is traditionally organised, where pupils of primary and secondary schools and students present their projects in natural and technical sciences. Besides, visitors have the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of scientific laboratories.
The current Slovenian Science Festival was held under the slogan – When Science Becomes My Passion (in Slovenian: Ko znanost postane moja strast). The festival, among other things, was timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first landing of humans on the moon, to which lectures and thematic events on astronomy and astronautics were devoted. During the three days of the festival, lectures on chemistry, biology, biotechnology, sociology, psychology, robotics, linguistics, ancient culture and law were held. The festival was attended by over 2,000 guests.