Relive this starry night

In the year in which Leiden may call itself European City of Science, Daan Roosegaarde and UNESCO will bring the stars back to Leiden. "Lights off, stars on!"

Relive the experience in the aftermovie!

Aftermovie Seeing Stars Leiden
  • Aftermovie Seeing Stars Leiden

About Seeing Stars and Leiden2022

Leiden is European City of Science in 2022: a 365-day science festival packed with activities, exhibitions and events. The main goal of Leiden2022 is to make a connection between science and society.

The European Space Week is part of Leiden2022. Seeing Stars Leiden is seamlessly connected to European Space Week as one of its main highlights. A unique event for citizens, visitors and the scientific world.

Daan Roosegaarde op de Sterrenwacht in Leiden tijdens Seeing Stars Leiden. Donkere steeg tijdens Seeing Stars Leiden.

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Daan Roosegaarde in de Leidse Sterrewacht.

Kathleen Ferrier, Chairperson ath Netherlands Commission for UNESCO: "More than 80% of the planet's population lives under a sky, polluted by artificial lights; a barrier that stops us from experiencing the beauty of the Universe. Everyone should have the right to see the stars in a non-polluted nightly sky. Looking at the stars makes you feel connected to each other, we are after all part of the same cosmos. This is the common and universal legacy that I strive for. Seeing Stars is an important step forward."