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Science Fair in the City Centre

This autumn, Agora will move to Csapó Street in the city centre with science fun, games, and a spectacular stage show. The show will re-enact the famous Magdeburg experiment, where they will try to pull apart two perfectly fitting hemispheres held together by neither screws nor glue, including what special phenomena sound can do and whether air can flow. Aibo, the robot dog, and Nao, the humanoid robot, will also be introduced.

How much is the power of “nothing” and how can it be lured out? Can a sound wave be made visible? How can a humanoid robot do tricks and how can extreme cold change everyday objects? There will also be a range of exciting games.

The event is free to attend, organised by the Agora Science Experience Centre.

Date: 29th September 2022, Thursday 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Csapó utca


2:00 p.m.
The Magdeburg experiment in Debrecen
Neither screws nor glue will hold it, yet 16 horses could not pull apart the two perfectly fitting hemispheres that will be used to repeat the famous Magdeburg experiment. What is the power of nothing, and how can it be lured out? The demonstration will tell you!

3:00 p.m.
Sound test
What is sound and what does it “look like”? How does it propagate on Earth and in space? Why does a shorter straw have a higher pitch? What is a standing wave and what is resonance? Why not step on the bridge at the same time? The ‘sound’ experiments will reveal the special phenomena that sound can do, and an instrument that can be played without touching it.

4:00 p.m.
Robotics demonstration
Have you ever met a humanoid robot or petted a robot dog? Can a robot do orienteering, play music or solve a Rubik’s cube? The demonstration will show you what tasks and tricks these complex devices can perform, what role they can play in our everyday lives, and where robots can go from here.

5:00 p.m.
Frozen experiments
When it’s cold, science can seem to go mad: air flows apart, plants splinter, magnets fly and even electricity gets confused. During this spectacular experimental demonstration, we’ll find out how extreme cold can change everyday objects!