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Education and outreach of space aeronomy

Scientists of the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) deliver educational services to high schools and universities, and take care of outreach to the general public. They organize exhibitions and open days, give public lectures, write articles for the general public and keep you informed about their most recent atmospheric research and experiences through social media.

We are proud to present a new introductory film, in which the Royal Belgian Institute is being presented in all its facets. Discover the many fields of research and societal challenges in which the Institute is active.
Find BIRA-IASB scientists and engineers at Astropolis Space Village, Ostend, on July 19 and 20 !
The 15th edition of the exhibition Science & Culture at the Palace will be presented by the Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO) from July 23 until August 28.
The Space Pole in Uccle opens its doors to the public on September 24 and 25, 2022.
Within the project ‘A Touch of Space weather”, BIRA-IASB is organising a jingle contest that addresses blind and visually impaired students from secondary schools.
Sunday, 28th of November 2021 is Science Day in Flanders and Brussels, a dazzling day full of discovery, experimentation and fun ! Find all possible activities (online only) via
As is the case every year, our Institute will participate as well, with four different activities, available in Dutch.
At BIRA-IASB, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to celebrate our scientists and engineers in Space Aeronomy! With this year’s theme being “Women in Space”, we thought this would be a perfect time for a few of BIRA-IASB’s women researchers to say "hello" !
Astropolis, the new space science center in Ostend is finally opening its doors this summer! BIRA-IASB will also be present on July 22 & 23 with fun family activities.
On Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 12 women and non-binary scientists in Belgium will tell you about their research during the Soapbox Science Brussels event at the Place de la Bourse/Beursplein.
February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In this video, we have an open discussion on gender diversity in scientific research.
Science Day in Flanders, a dazzling day full of discovering and experimenting fun
On Saturday October 10, from 2 p.m. to 5:10 p.m., seven women scientists will tell you about their research during the first Soapbox Science event in Belgium.
The Euro Space Center is the ideal place to discover the world of space exploration with the entire family, but it also allows young people to stay for a total immersion course, whether on school visits or during holiday camps.
The Birth of the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, entangled and interwoven with the emergence of the space age.
The UGent Armand Pien public observatory is reopening its doors to the public today, and has prepared a lot of fresh Mars science for you: an exhibition, a Mars-themed night and an online crash course.
For the duration of the period of confinement, due to the spread of the COVID-19 or Corona virus, the Royal Belgian Institute is adapting its slogan from "Science between Heaven and Earth" to "Science between Heaven and Home". We'll be sharing with you the little things that brighten our days in our new life and work routines.
For the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), we took the opportunity to ask some of our female researchers about their experiences with science.
Happy holidays!
Every summer, the Wolvendael park situated near BIRA-IASB, is transformed into a universe of its own. People, families, anyone can bring their tent and spend the night.