On Sunday, 19 November, the curtain came down on the Automnales, bringing to a close ten days of activities and exchanges at CERN’s magnificent blue stand. Some 145 000 people attended the fair, and most of them stopped at the CERN stand. There, they learnt about fundamental science by taking part in activities and workshops and meeting volunteers, who shared their passion for research. 114 workshops, shows and presentations complemented the continuous activities. 159 pupils came especially to visit the CERN stand, as did around 150 elderly people each morning.
Ten days of enriching discoveries, meetings and exchanges.
The CERN stand was designed to resemble a particle collision, at the centre of which visitors could take a virtual-reality tour. (Image: Maximilien Brice, Julien Ordan)
A journey through time and space. At the opening, two eras collided as the Geneva Yodelers, in traditional costume, took a futuristic virtual reality trip into the LHC and the CMS experiment. (Image: Maximilien Brice, Julien Ordan/CERN)
The 114 workshops and shows that took place over the ten days were very popular. In this image you see one of the workshops dedicated to robot programming. (Image: Maximilien Brice, Julien Ordan/CERN)