The Chinese Academy of Sciences has treated science lovers across the country to a two-day display of advanced experiments and open research facilities at its 17th Public Science Day.

Starting on May 22, more than 100 research institutions under the academy nationwide opened their key laboratories, botanical gardens, observatories and field stations to the public.

Equipment for public view included unmanned vehicles, medical robots and quantum computer models. Some institutions conducted online and offline science popularization activities, including science-themed musical dramas, magic shows and lectures for young visitors.

Renowned scientists, science fiction writers and aerospace experts also came together to celebrate the event, which ended on May 23.

China’s highest academic institution in the natural sciences, the academy has organized a Public Science Day since 2004.

Source: Xinhua

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