The University of Heidelberg is not only one of the most famous Universities in Germany, it is also one of the oldest. This year marks its 625th anniversary, and as a partner organisation, EU-UNAWE had the chance to take part in the festivities.
On 25 June, the University held a huge street festival called “Uni-Mile” where the public could walk through historic center of Heidelberg and learn about the work being done at the University. EU-UNAWE Germany had its own booth along this stretch, with information about the organisation, as well as activities for kids and families.
The booth included the European Universe Awareness mission, as well as information about EU-UNAWE Germany’s achievements over the past year, such as bringing workshops to kindergarden classes, giving training to teachers, holding family days at the Königstuhl Observatory in Heidelberg, and participating in science festivals. While adults learned about the organisation, kids could learn about astronomy by making sundials or watching a PlayMobil demonstration about shadows. Some of the adults, too, admitted to understanding how sundials work for the first time after watching the demonstration!
Overall, the Uni-Mile was a great success, with over 5000 visitors, and over 200 at the EU-UNAWE booth alone.