Visitors will have the opportunity to read the comics in different languages, leave their feedback and take a hard copy of the comics with them to share with friends and family. The comics have been developed by 23 doctoral candidates from the University of Luxembourg together with professional comic artists from Luxembourg, and many more participants.
The young scientists study different fields of science and research. By using comics, they found an entertaining way to speak about research, show what scientists in Luxembourg actually do or how science is useful in everyday life. This comic production was realized under the lead of the DESCOM project.
Doctoral Education in Science Communication (DESCOM) aims to support interactions between academia and the public by providing different modes of training in science communication. The production of the comics was supported by the Doctoral School in Science and Engineering, the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine and the Fonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg.
Information for parents
- Adress: 1, rue John Ernest Dolibois, L- 4573 Differdange, Luxembourg (in front of Gate 1, the main entrance to the Arcelor-Mittal factory). Web: www.science-center.lu. Phone: +352 28 83 99 1
- How to get to the Science Centre ? The Science Centre is very easy to get to by train. Take the CFL (regional express Esch-Alzette to Rodange line), get off at the “Differdange-Gare” stop, then cross the street, head towards the Auchan, stay to the right of the right of the Opkorn shopping centre, once past Opkorn, continue straight on for 50 metres.
- By car, from Luxembourg-City, take the Collectrice du Sud (motorway to Rodange), exit at Differdange, continue past the factory until you reach the station. Parking spaces are available at 500 m further on (Niederkorn).
- The Science Centre is open every day from Monday through Friday, from 9am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm. Admission is €12 for adults and €7 for children ages 6 and over, people with disabilities, and seniors. Admission is free for children under 6.
- Bigger groups should register, however it is not possible to book a time slot at the exploration room or the science shows. Visitors can expect to spend between 2.5 and 3 hours, including the show, at the centre.