We offer lectures and guided tours for higher education. A museum teacher gives educational tours. Lectures for higher education are preferably coordinated in advance with the teacher at the desired level. Lectures and tours can be given in Dutch or English.
Back to the Moon
Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 21, 1969. In total, 12 men have walked on its surface, although no one has been to the moon since 1972. NASA wants to change that by putting the very first woman and man on the moon in 2024. During the lecture, the Apollo 11 mission will be discussed, as well as the new lunar program: Artemis. You will hear what NASA is currently working on in relation to the Artemis program. Not just what has been going on in the previous year to ensure that people will walk on the moon again in 2024, but also what is planned for the coming years.
Life of a star
During this lecture, the lifecycle of stars and galaxies is examined in detail. Topics include how stars are formed from nebulous gases, how nuclear fusion takes place and what happens at the end of the lifecycle.
ThE HUBBLE telecope
Thanks to the Hubble space telescope, scientists have learned more about the universe in recent years than in the previous centuries. During the lecture, you will learn how this famous space telescope came about and why it works better than a telescope on the earth. You will find out why the Hubble telescope is still working after almost 30 years and making increasingly better images of space. The unique objects that the Hubble telescope has observed also come along during the lecture.
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
In 1998, Russia's first module went into space and it has been continuously inhabited from 2000. Since then, astronauts from various space organizations have been working together day and night at the International Space Station (ISS). During this lecture, you will hear all about the building of the ISS and its long-term construction and how astronauts train to remain in zero gravity conditions for six months. Find out what the life of an astronaut on the ISS is like. Because astronauts are floating, it is all slightly different than here on earth.
In the near future, people will travel to Mars. Before then, the only inhabitants of the Martian environment will be rovers, landers and satellites. The lecture will look at various landers and rovers, past and present, which have provided scientists with more information about the red planet. With this knowledge of Mars, we examine what travelling to Mars is like and what it would be like to live there.