The organizers

Polish Radio (Polskie Radio SA) since 1925 has ensured the Polish public's access to national and world culture and science. Polish Radio educates and informs, building a community of language, ideas, and values. Alongside news services and specialist bulletins, Polish Radio's broad range of programming includes current-affairs, popular-science, educational, and advisory programs, shows addressing health, social, religious, and family issues, and programs to instil patriotic and civic attitudes. It also offers entertainment programs, including satirical and cabaret shows. Its musical programming encompasses all genres. Polish Radio indeed constitutes Poland's largest and most accessible concert hall, enabling music-lovers to partake in the greatest musical events held at philharmonics and operas the world over.

Polish Radio's extensive programming is broadcast on four national-coverage stations – Polish Radio One, Two, Three, and Euro – plus an External Service with coverage in 7 languages and two foreign-language portals: and Polish Radio is also a comprehensive source of news from Poland and the world. Its IAR press agency offers a round-the-clock new bulletin in textual and audio formats plus specialist documentation on politics, economics, history, and culture. For 11 years it was the organizer of the Science Picnic, since 2008 co-organizes this event with the Copernicus Science Centre.

The Copernicus Science Centre is a cultural institution that popularizes science in a modern way. It is being built in Warsaw, on the bank of the Vistula River. The Copernicus Science Centre will include over 400 hundred interactive exhibits where everyone, regardless of age, will have a chance to carry out experiments from different areas of science, in order to discover the rights of science. Around the Copernicus Science Centre building and on its roof, there will be the Discovery Park - a place of relaxation geared for educational entertainment, dedicated to whole families. This will be the biggest institution of such type in the country and one of the most modern in Europe.

The Centre will be open in the second half of 2010; currently intensive construction works are being performed, specialists from Poland and from abroad are working over the performance of exhibitions. However, today thousands of persons are participating in the activities of the Centre, which are only a foretaste of future attractions for visitors. Schools and culture centres from all over Poland have a chance to see the interactive exhibition Experiment! - a science centre in miniature. Visitors can take part in roller race, discover the limits of their own sense of hearing, and become a lightning-tamer. During the Summer and Winter in the City as well as festivals of science and other popular-science events, Copernicus Science Centre presents scientific demonstrations and workshops, bringing phenomena related to the movement of air and pressure closer to the viewers. Children participate in Family workshops, where together with their parents, they conduct experiments demonstrating how the world around us works (e.g.: where does the power in the socket come from, how does a TV work, why does a cake shoot up). "Expedition for rain" also enjoys popularity - a scientific tale, during which children together with characters of the play solve scientific riddles to retrieve clouds and protect the Earth against draught.

Organizational Committee:

Robert Firmhofer – chairman
Elżbieta Appelbaum (Polish Radio)
Sebastian Gołos (Polish Radio)
Iwona Maksymowicz (Copernicus Science Centre)
Melania Żalińska (Copernicus Science Centre)
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