Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento.

Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced that the borough is hosting a Science Festival this weekend in partnership with the University of La Laguna and technology company Droiding, with workshops, talks and a science fair in Adeje’s Plaza de España at the top of Calle Grande, as well as star-gazing on Saturday night.

The weekend kicks off with two talks in the Cultural Centre on Saturday from 8pm with Vox Populi journalist Antonio Martínez Ron, and Carlos Briones, an expert working in the Astrobiology Centre CAB-INTA-CSIC. Following the talks the Plaza de España lights will be switched off for a star-gazing experience: members of the public are invited to bring their own telescopes along and learn how they can improve their viewing with them. The organisers will of course also be bringing professional telescopes with them for those attending to be shown the night sky in all its glory.

On Sunday the square will host a scientific fair with activities and stands between 10am and 7pm. There will be exhibitions and investigative demonstrations by different bodies including the Newton Association, Discover Experience and Planeta Ciencias.

During the weekend there will also be a series of talks taking place in public schools in the borough. “We are working to bring science closer to the public in a manner that is easier to understand”, says Adeje education councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, who has invited “everyone in Adeje to the events which are designed for all the family”. Adeje councillor for equality, Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro , will also be overseeing a public exhibition on women in the world of science and technology, “to show to young women and girls that this is an attractive branch of science”.

All events are free to the public.

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