Open house events or tours for the general public can be arranged at planetariums, either as general tours or specific themed tours. Tours and open house events can include lectures, film screenings, meetings with scientists/researchers or presentations of the constellations etc.
Författare-arkiv: Vetenskap & Allmänhet
Tours of museums can be arranged as pre-booked or open house events. Tours can be general or can be specific tours of certain exhibits. Museums are also suitable venues for open house events.
University tours can be arranged in many different ways. They can be in the form of a general tour of the actual university or a more specific tour within a certain discipline or department. Tours can also be arranged in combination with lectures, film screenings, meetings with scientists/researchers or experiment demonstrations. Tours can be particularly useful for recruitment purposes.
A simple and uncomplicated way of making information materials available is to set up a table and place the materials on it. Visitors can browse through the information. Materials are usually available for visitors to take with them as well.
A simple and uncomplicated way of making information materials available is to set up a tent with information inside, possibly alongside other organised activities. Passers-by can enter the tent and pick up information to take with them if they want to learn more. The choice of location will largely determine the number of visitors. It is of course a good idea to place the tent where a lot of people pass by.
A cake with a logo, in this case the Researchers’ Night logo, is a good way of marketing an event and getting passers-by to stop and look.
A postcard with a clear message and interesting graphics can be an attractive way of communicating information about research and science.
A leaflet can vary in length, complexity and focus. Images and graphics usually make leaflets more interesting to read. It is also important to tailor the content to the target group.
A poster display is a simple display that uses boards and posters to present different areas of science. The best way to use them is for the scientist responsible for the posters to be present. One way of creating a poster display is to allow people other than the scientists themselves to create the posters.
An outdoor exhibition will be seen by more people than those that might choose to go and see a museum exhibition. Remember that setting up outdoors usually requires more work and the weather can pose a problem. The choice of location is important as well because this will largely determine the number of people who will see it.