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13th Science Festival

13th Science Festival

The largest popular science event is being held again this year in Moll de la Fusta.

For yet another year, the public can meet hundreds of professionals who work in science, technology and outreach. The Moll de la Fusta is hosting the thirteenth Science Festival for an entire weekend on 26 and 27 October. Through 200 activities spread around 24 venues, the leading researchers in Barcelona and its area of influence will share their knowledge and explain their findings in their own words to people of all ages. In previous editions, the Festival took place in the Ciutadella Park, but this year, given the particular circumstances that the city has experienced in recent days, the Barcelona Institute of Culture has decided to move its location to the neighboring Moll de la Fusta. The new space will allow all audiences to enjoy this important event, with the exception of some activities closely linked to Ciutadella Park that have been cancelled.

Many of the activities this year highlight three anniversaries of important events in the history of science and society in general: 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the 150th anniversary of the publication of the periodic table of elements by Dmitri Mendeléyev, and 50 years since mankind first went to the moon. So concepts such as mathematics, chemistry, art and astronomy will reverberate in this year's festival but they will be far from the only topics. The activities held in Moll de la Fusta will allow you to find out more about all aspects of science and technology from classical knowledge to the most cutting-edge discoveries that will define the near future. This will all be done through a wide range of formats, including the visual arts, new technologies, shows and even sport.

As in previous years, some of the venues are reserved for young children. But the festival is, of course, open to families, young people and any other audience. One new aspect this year is new venues with activities for adults, aged 16 and up, with workshops designed for this age range and other proposals that will spark debate and reflection about certain aspects of science and their relevance.

We should also highlight that, in this edition, the festival is strengthening its commitment to its digital programme and cutting paper waste in order to reduce the event's environmental impact. The description of the activities and the programme can be viewed by entering search terms in the festival's website. At Moll de la Fusta, the information boards will include QR codes to make it easier to access activities' descriptions from mobile devices. Also, as usual, the festival will have an information point and support staff to deal with any questions from people attending the event.

The best way is to go to the website and start planning your visit now. You can see all the information through this link.

Publication date: Monday, 14 October 2019
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