LEAPS students visit cosine

On 21 July 2017, a group of 23 students, participating in the LEAPS 2017 program of Leiden University, Leiden Observatory and ESA, visited cosine for a workshop and a tour of our facilities.

The youngsters from all over the world, mainly astronomy students, showed great interest in the space instrument development activities of cosine. During the tour around our development rooms, scientists from cosine explained both the purpose and the physics of various instruments developed by cosine.

After the tour the students were divided into 4 teams for a workshop. They were set the challenge of coming up with a principle by which they could use optical measurements to determine the physical and chemical properties of water. Simple optical instruments and substances were supplied with which to test their concepts in the lab.

The enthusiasm, creativity and knowledge of these 23 young people from across the globe is both inspiring and fun. It is our pleasure to host events at cosine where passion for science can be kindled, and where the benefits applied physics can bring to our daily lives are celebrated. You are welcome to visit our office and share that passion with us!