Have you always wanted to know more about the universe? About stars and planets, and how we discovered that the universe is expanding? Are you interested in exoplanets? Would you like to be able to discover one? If your answer to any one of these questions is yes, the Science in Space project (SiS) is just the thing you are looking for.

SiS is an exchange programme with the Kippenberg Gymnasium in Bremen, Germany. Join us and you will meet pupils from another country. You will host each other, that means you live together for some days and discover the cities Leiden and Bremen. Besides an intensive astronomical programme at school and at the university, there will be lots of time for social and cultural activities. We will speak English to communicate, after all it’s the language of science.

16 pupils from the 4th form of each school will participate. The project consists of two parts. The first part will take place in Leiden. We will host our guests from Germany from Monday 18 until Friday 22 November 2019. The second part will take place in Bremen. Pupils from Leiden will visit Bremen from Monday 10 February until Friday 14 February 2020.

The costs of the project will be €150 per participant. This amount includes the costs of transportation to Bremen. You qualify as a potential participant in the SiS project if: 

• you are currently a pupil in 4th form; 
• you like physics and mathematics; 
• Physics is part of your current curriculum. 

If you wish to participate, please send a letter of application (in English) by email
to Ms. Claudia Callies and Ms. Caroline van der Voort  before Monday 16 September 2019. 

This letter of application should contain: 
• your motivation to participate in the project; 
• the subjects of your current curriculum; 
• whether or not you have applied for (an)other international project(s), and, if so, for which one(s). 

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