Girlsday: 2016

Every year ASTRON, JIVE and NOVA participate in the national Girlsday. The main purpose of this event is to immerse girls in their early teens in science and technology related professions.

The girls followed four workshops:

    • Chatting with Astronomers
    • Programming with Minecraft
    • Dwingeloo Telescope tour
    • Doppler experiment

The annual Girlsday is part of a European initiative to promote girls to choose a career in Science and Engineering. In the Netherlands the Girlsday initiatives are coordinated by VHTO. In the Netherlands 300 organisations and 9000 girls take part, while in the rest of Europe several hundred thousand girls visit over ten thousand locations. On Thursday April 14 a total of 32 girls participated in the girls day at our facilities.