Regarding numerous questions concerning the ERC organisation, we have prepared for you a summary of the most important information, which should be known to every visitor of the event area. We have compiled the most frequently asked questions in one place – we invite you to read the answers.
Where and when does the ERC 2020 take place?
This year’s edition of the competition takes place in Kielce, in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, in the area belonging to the Kielce University of Technology. The event will start on Friday, 11th September and will last until Sunday, 13th September.
When can I come and watch the event?
The Martian rovers competition will be open for visitors daily from 10:00 to 17:00.
At the same time, the a Science and Technology Show Zone will be available for visitors, also from 10:00 to 17:00.
What can I see at the event?
The biggest attraction of the ERC, as every year, will be the international Martian robot competition, in whic teams from various countries will take part. Every visitor will be able to cheer on the contestants and support their favourites in their fight for the medal.
More information about what awaits you in the Science and Technology Show Zone will be available in July on our website.
How much will I pay for the ticket?
Nothing, because admission to the whole event is completely free.
How Can I reach Kielce and ERC area?
Deatailed information about reaching Kielce and ERC area are to be found in tab how to get to ERC?
Where can I park my car?
Numerous parking lots will be available for visitors to the event:
- At the Kielce University of Technology – for participants with an entry card
- Parking lot in Galeria Echo
- Parking at Radiowa
- Guarded parking lot at Świętokrzyska 52
- Day parking lot at Nowy Świat 44
- Underground parking lot of the Galeria Korona
For whom is the event intended?
The event is intended for all enthusiasts of space and robotics, regardless of age or level of knowledge. We invite all interested parties. Among the attractions prepared by the exhibitors, the Science and Technology Show Zone will find something for both children of different ages and parents. The ERC will host both enthusiasts of space who know everything about it and those who have always associated physics lessons with black magic.
I want to come with a small child – won’t it be bored?
The attractions in the Zone of Scientific and Technological Demonstrations have been prepared in such a way as to attract the interest of smaller, bigger and quite big children.
The full program of attractions will be available on our website.
Is the venue under the roof?
No. Both the competition and the Zone of Scientific and Technological Demonstrations will be held in the open air. Therefore, we advise you to prepare for changing weather conditions and take with you both warmer clothes, as well as an umbrella or raincoat.
Can I enter the Martian track?
It is strictly forbidden to enter the track where competitions are held. Entering this area will result in a fine and you will have to leave the event.
Can I come with my dog?
Dogs may be brought into the event area, provided that the owner ensures that the visit to the event is not inconvenient, neither for other participants nor for the dog. The dog should be kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle. At the same time, the owner undertakes to maintain order and clean up after his dog.
It is worth taking into account that the event will be attended by many people, including children, and the attractions can be loud and stressful for the dog. Therefore, please think carefully about the decision to take your pet to the ERC.
Where can I eat?
The Food Court is located on the level +1 of Galeria Echo. There you can choose from the offer of various restaurants. There are also McDonald’s and Pizzeria Romana in the vicinity of the Kielce University of Technology.
Can I bring a drink?
Yes, you can bring non-alcoholic beverages in plastic bottles to the event area. Due to the fact that the event area can be spent even the whole day we advise you to bring water with you.
Can I move around with a stroller or wheelchair?
Yes. The area of the event has been prepared so that everyone interested can take part in it.
Is there sanitary facilities on site?
Toi Toi toilets will be available for the participants.
Can I take pictures at the event venue?
You can take pictures on the premises of the event, provided that they are used for your own purposes. It is worth bearing in mind the right to the image of other participants of the event and not to publish photos of individual people without their consent.