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'We are Science' week

Tuesday 19 April 2022 - Tuesday 26 April 2022
Gorlaeus Building
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden

Let's meet again!

Now that we are welcome at our faculty without restrictions after almost two years, we can happily meet each other again spontaneously for lunch or coffee and hold meetings again. To make meeting each other even more fun, we are organising the 'We are Science' week wich will run from Tuesday 19 to Tuesday 26 April.

Activities and events

During this week, in and around the Atrium of the Gorlaeus Building there will be various activities to attend or participate in with your colleagues or fellow students.

Fancy something sweet for lunch? Come and bring your collaegues or fellow students to enjoy some poffertjes (for free) together in the garden of the Gorlaeus Building between 12:00 and 14:15. Poffertjes are very tiny pancakes and are a Dutch delicacy.

Fancy a nice freshly made cup of coffee? From Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 April you can order delicious americanos, espressos and cappuccinos from a real barista for free, in the garden of the Gorlaeus Building.

Come and have a drink with your fellow students or colleagues to end your day. The Science Bar in the garden of the Gorlaeus Building is open from 19 to 25 April from 17:00 to 19:00. Friday 22 April we will open earlier  at 16:00. On Monday 25 April the bar will be open in the Goraeus Lecture Halls Building (in the Science Club), due to the weather and the bar will also be open half an hour longer because of Movie Night.

Take a look at the price list.

Come and get an ice-cold freshly made ice cream from RINO. These students make the tastiest ice creams with liquid nitrogen. On Wednesday 20 April they will be in front of the Snellius building (then you can also take a look at the robots!). On Friday 22 April you will find RINO in the garden of the Gorlaeus building. On Monday 25 April RINO will we in the atrium of the Gorlaeus building.

There are ice creams from 12:30 pm. Don't wait too long because when they run out, they've run out.

Did you know we have several robots at our faculty? Come and see them in action with your own eyes. This activity will take place in the Robot lab in the Snellius building from 12:00 to 13:30. At the entrance of the Snellius building here will be signs to guide you there.

From 17:00 to 18:30 the Henk Patat Foodtruck will be selling fries and snacks (2 euros each) in the garden of the Gorlaeus Building.

If you are participating in the pubquiz, make sure you are on time to grab your dinner, you don't want to miss the first round of the quiz. 

Finally, it is time again to find out if you can outsmart your professor! Join the Faculty of Science's Beat the Professor Pubquiz on 21 April. 

More information and registration

Gather at 13.15 hr round the model of the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope in the Atrium of the Gorlaeus Building for a short demonstration by our very own Martijn van Gelder, PhD candidate at the Observatory. See with your own eyes how this great piece of state-of-the-art technology works and discover how our Observatory scientists contributed to it. Martijn will also tell a little bit about why everyone is so excited for this telescope to collect data.

In front of the Gorlaeus Lecture Halls you can buy dinner for 5 euros or less at The Rolling Bistro between 18:00 and 19:30. You can choose from:

- Sandwich pulled chicken with coleslaw-bbq saus
- Bistroburger
- Vegan burrito
- Salade smoked chicken/ goat cheese

The Science Bar will be open in the Gorlaeus Lecture Halls(in the Science Club) for drinks and light snacks.
At 19:30 Movie night will start.

Popcorn, a big screen and..... a science themed movie! What's not to love? Join our movie night on campus together with your fellow students of colleagues.

What movie will we watch? You can vote for your favorite film until Monday 25 April 16:00

Check out the possible movies and vote

Looking at pictures with your favorite people has been proven to have a positive effect on your brain. So make sure you have your picture taken with your nicest classmates or colleagues on Tuesday 26 April.

Check here in due course what time and where you can find the photographer.

Want to be the proud owner of a Leiden Science hoodie or a Leiden Science water bottle? Buy your favorite item in the Leiden Science Pop-up store. Our Pop-up Store in the garden of the Gorlaeus Building is open every day of the 'We are Science' week during the lunch break (12:00-14:00).

Please note: due to the bad weather the pop-up store can be found in the atrium of the Gorlaeus Building on Monday 25 April.

Take a look at the price list. Pin only.



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