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Outreach & Events

KVI considers it an important task to raise the awareness of the general public and particularly high-school students of its research. The KVI organizes annually an open day, which is meant to attract the general public, young and old, and explain to them the scientific questions that are being addressed at KVI and the results that have been achieved. The KVI also organizes visits to its facilities for students from high schools in the city and province of Groningen, and for other interested groups, clubs, etc.

In the past few years, KVI has increased its activities for high-school students. School classes visit the institute, KVI staff members give exciting presentations in schools and students can do a short project (profielwerkstuk) under supervision of a KVI staff member. Within the Dutch national outreach project HISPARC (‘HIgh-School Project on Astrophysics Research with Cosmics’) high-school students, under supervision of a KVI staff member, build detectors for cosmic radiation and place them on the roof of their school.

Open house
High-school project cosmic radiation