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Between heaven and earth

Under the heading "Bochum between Heaven and Earth", the city of Bochum is starting the Year of Science 2023, which is being held throughout Germany under the motto "Our Universe".

Throughout the year, citizens can explore the infinite expanses of our cosmos together with experts at exciting events. Researchers from a variety of disciplines invite the public to join them in understanding, exploring and marveling at their scientific findings. The countdown is on: Things get underway on February 11 with an opening event at the Bochum Planetarium.

The four themes of the Year of Science - "Fascination of the Universe," "Humans, Nature and the Universe," "The Universe and Astronomy as an Economic Area," and "A View of the Planet" - show that the universe can be illuminated from very different perspectives. Thus, in addition to the exploration of the universe through natural sciences and technology, the exhibition also includes perspectives from the humanities, health and medicine, the economic universe, sustainability issues, and artistic explorations.

Together with the Querenburg Library (Querenburger Höhe 270, Unicenter on the RUB campus), CERES is offering several children's book readings as part of the Year of Science 2023. The children's book "Wie die Sterne an den Himmel kamen" (How the Stars Came to Heaven), which was written at CERES, will be presented to 2nd grade students on four different dates. In addition to the readings, there will also be a joint craft activity. 

A calendar with all events as well as further, individually bookable educational offers can be found at