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ESA Open Day
October 7 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM UTC+2Free
Voyage through Space with Europe – register now for ESA Open Day in The Netherlands.
You can register now to see behind the scenes of Europe’s space adventure. ESA will open its doors for their annual ESA Open Day in the Netherlands on Sunday 7 October.
The Open Day is hosted at ESA’s ESTEC technical centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, where you can see space science and technology from across the Agency – from astronauts to Earth observation, spacecraft control to satellite testing. With 22 Member States, ESA is the Space Agency for Europe, working in every aspect of space activities, working with people and organisations all across our continent, and beyond.
The theme of this year’s event is “Voyage to Space in Europe”’. This is your opportunity to come nose to nose with space hardware, hear where we’re going next and meet Europe’s space agents – space scientists, mission designers and astronauts.
Visitors are free to explore ESA’s largest establishment at their own pace, learn how we simulate space on the ground, plan future missions, try out hands-on activities and exhibits and join expert lectures and astronaut autograph sessions.
Confirmed guests so far include French CNES astronaut Patrick Baudry, Dutch ESA astronaut André Kuipers, and German ESA astronaut and former ESA Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations Thomas Reiter.
The Open Day typically attracts upwards of 8000 visitors per year. Because ESA is obliged to limit the total number of visitors to ensure a great experience for all who do attend, we urge you to register early.
This annual event takes place as part of the Netherlands’ national Weekend of Science as well as World Space Week.
- October 7
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Event Category:
- Tweetups/Socials/Open Houses
- ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC)
Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk
Noordwijk, Netherlands + Google Map
- +31 71 565 6565