The renowned scientific journal Nature published a perplexing discovery on Thursday October 29th: the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has discovered – for the first time ever – the presence of oxygen gas O2 in the atmosphere of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Moreover, oxygen turns out to be a major component, constituting up to 10% of the comet atmosphere.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. In view of this event, historian and artist, Koen Broucke bases an exhibition on this paradoxical assumption: in its representation, the horror of war is given an aesthetic character and even leads to sublime beauty.
This exhibition is an initial phase in Koen Broucke’s PhD arts research.
This weekend (23-24 November) the Belgian State Archives hosts the first ever Annual Conference of the International Council on Archives (ICA) at the Square meeting centre on Accountability, Transparency and Access to Information’.
The partners of the VEGETATION and PROBA-V programme jointly organize “PROBING VEGETATION Conference: from past to future” (4 – 5 July 2013, Radisson Blu hotel, Antwerp, Belgium)
UNESCO has decided at its conference of 18-21 June in Gwangju to inscribe the archives of the old University of Leuven (1425-1797) in the Memory of the World Register.
Within the context of the exhibition Henry van de Velde – Passion Function Beauty, due to open in Brussels on 13 September this year and devoted to this multi-talented architect’s work, the Cinquantenaire Museum is proud to announce that it will be able to display the bureau made in 1934-1935 for King Leopold III.
Invitation to join us at the official Launching Event, November 6th 2012, 5:30 p.m., Museum of Natural Sciences, Brussels
For the very first time, the International Space Station (ISS) will be rotated for science objectives in December 2012. It was the Belgian Operations Center B.USOC that managed to get this scoop. B.USOC is responsible for the SOLAR platform, which is mounted on the exterior of the European Columbus Module. SOLAR carries three Sun observing instruments, of which one, SOLSPEC, was developed at the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) in collaboration with the French LATMOS.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry van de Velde, a retrospective of his works will be mounted in the autumn of next year at the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels.