During the whole sunny Saturday, enthusiasts of science explored the subject of time – because time was the main topic of the Picnic this year.
The guests of the Picnic travelled in time, watching the enactments of medieval inquisition hearings, trying their hand at old board games, checking the predecessors of a tablet and checked ways in which ancient people measured time or even how the dead had been mummified.
The visitors at the Picnic were looking ahead into the future, admiring vehicle speed records and human-imitating robots, tasting the molecular cuisine, getting to know innovative technological solutions (which soon are going to become as obvious and widespread as mobile phones). They also experienced many other fascinating and inspiring moments: with their own voices they could build a tangible Voice Monument, they learned to penetrate through a sheet of paper, they created voltaic cells from metals and pickled cucumbers, and checked how smog is formed.
The Picnic proved once again that science, when presented in an enchanting way, is great fun for everyone – independent of the sex, age or educational background.
The next Scientific Picnic of the Polish Radio and the Copernicus Science Centre will be held in a year!