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Children's book reading at the Christuskirche in Bochum

As part of the Year of Science 2023, a book reading for children will take place on Thursday, June 29, 2023 from 2 - 3 p.m. at the Christuskirche, Platz des europäischen Versprechens 1 in 44787 Bochum, Germany. 

The Center for Religious Studies (CERES) of the RUB invites to listen to the voices of children's book authors* and learn "how the stars came to the sky". The half-hour reading followed by a handicraft activity is suitable for children in grades 4 and up.

The subject is the question: How did the world actually come into being? The storybook "How the Stars Came into the Sky" follows brother and sister Dina and Mika as they ask themselves important questions one evening: Why is there day and night? How did humans and animals come into being? To find answers, they embark with their father on an enchanting journey to different cultures and religions. 

A special highlight: the "Mars Finds a City" project brings the Red Planet to Earth: seven meters in diameter, printed with original NASA photographs, the Red Planet travels in orbit through nine science cities in Germany as a work by British artist Luke Jerram. In Bochum, Mars will make a stop at the "Christuskirche - Church of Cultures" in the city center from June 27 to July 13, and will thus also be on display during the reading at the Christuskirche.

Registration is not required. Admission is free. Reading is in German.

We look forward to your visit. 

More about the program of the Science Year 2023 in Bochum can be found here:

Affiliated Persons

Photograph of Lara Baer M.A.

Lara Baer M.A.


Universitätsstr. 90a
44789  Bochum
Office 4.09
+49 234 32-22056
Photograph of Sarah Rautert M.A.

Sarah Rautert M.A.


Universitätsstr. 90a
44789  Bochum
Office 0.11
+49 234 32-24809