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Women and Girls in Science Day

How many stars are there in the Universe? And how can astronauts float in space? These and many other questions about astronomy will be answered at Leiden University on Saturday 9 February.

Women and Girls in Science

Are maths and technology subjects for men? Definitely not! To prove it, the United Nations set up the annual 'International Day of Women and Girls in Science'. Come and celebrate the day together with Leiden University and enjoy a dazzling programme about astronomy.  


Listen to a lecture by astronomer Ewine van Dishoeck and physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf or join one of the different experiments and workshops. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an occasion to put women astronomers in the spotlight and get girls interested in astronomy. 

Will you be there too?

If you're interested in an enjoyable day filled with interesting speakers, workshops and other fun activities about astronomy, put 9 February in your diary. This event is open for everyone. 

You can keep up to date with the programme and/or sign up via the website:  registration form on the VHTO website. 

It goes without saying, men and women are welcome!



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