Continuous until midnight – the Long Night of Science

Last Friday the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften took place in Jena. We didn't miss the opportunity to be present at two locations. Together with cultur3D there was some exciting information about 3D technology in the Mälzerstraße. And at the Ernst-Abbe-Platz we had next to the Servicezentrum für Forschung und Transfer, the Deutsches Optisches Museum and much more a big booth with lots of exciting activities like testing virtual reality glasses or stroking an augmented reality lion. Our books were also brought to life with AR technology and invited young and old to browse.

Science meets 3D

In many fields of science different 3D solutions are already applied. But the three-dimensional world should be accessible for everyone and can be experienced in different ways. At the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, we again had the chance to prove this and to get young and old excited about 3D. It was particularly important to us to show the various possibilities of using 3D technology and to make its use interesting for children.

What was there to discover?

All puzzle fans could test their knowledge on the Ernst-Abbe-Platz at our booth with a quiz on the topics AR and VR. There were also questions about the activities of our cooperation partners. The cooperation with the Optical Museum made it possible to explore its premises with virtual reality glasses. At our stand in the Mälzerstraße, interested visitors could marvel at 3D scans of objects such as exhibits from museums. If you always wanted to have a Selfie with a dinosaur, you had the opportunity to get photographed together with our 3D prehistoric creatures. We are happy that our three-dimensional solutions have triggered so much enthusiasm and that the event was a complete success. We are eagerly awaiting the next Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften.