"Lights off, stars on!"
Took place on 25th of September
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!
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.
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."