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NFKickassactivities 10/12/18

Welcome dear readers to this week’s leaflet from NFK (already the second last of this semester) with all our activities for the coming week. This week’s theme is: W/L Cave

Monday 10/12

13:00-14:00 Brainstorm Increased Tuiton Fees
We organise a brainstorm session about the increased tuiton fees if u want to discuss this problem be sure not to miss this event @HIW, room S

Fun Fact: W/L Cave is part of the Fairy Cave Quarry group of caves between Stoke St Michael and Oakhill in the limestone of the Mendip Hills, in Somerset, England.

Tuesday 11/12

21:00- …. Fakbar
The ideal place to consume some alcohol and to hang out and socialize with people.

Fun fact: It is named after the initials of its discoverers, Bob Whitaker and Jerry Lavis, was first entered in the summer of 1967. It was the first significant cave to be discovered after the destruction of Balch Cave in the same (Fairy Cave) quarry.

Wednesday 12/12

18:30-23:00 NFK Christmas Dinner
We are delighted to invite you all to NFK’s annual Christmas dinner! As it’s tradition, we’ll celebrate this wonderful holiday in the spirit of communion: every student, professor, alumnus/-a and other associate of the faculty is invited to join us on this grand day. As always, the dinner will be preceded by a vigil, which is held at the chapel of Leo XIII. It wil start at 16:30 and last for about half an hour. At 18:00, there will be a (free) reception followed by the dinner itself which starts at 18:30 at Zaal Floreal, Mechelsesteenweg 358, 3020 Herent. This location is easily reached by bus or by train, but be aware that the last bus to Leuven leaves at 11:22 PM and the last train at 00:11 AM! Since we want everyone to be able to join, a vegan option is always available. Tickets for the dinner are available at the cudi (so NOT at the library!), at the fakbar and by online registration and payment! Don’t wait too long to buy tickets, because the Christmas party is sold out every year. The price of the tickets is €12 for students and €15 for professors.

Fun fact: Although short it was extremely well decorated with calcite formations and ended in a large chamber with a magnificent side grotto dubbed Pink Pool Chamber. It is almost certainly part of the Balch Cave system and is the link between Balch Cave and the other systems in Fairy Cave Quarry namely Shatter Cave and Withyhill Cave.

Thursday 13/12 

We will organise no activities on this day 🙁

 Friday 14/12

12:00-14:00 BreadmealCome consume some bread and cheese and other food stuff in the lounge of the HIW for only €1,5.

Fun fact: The link was proved by a digging project conducted by Pete Rose and Nick Chipchase of the Cerberus Spelaeological Society, the HQ of which club used to lie adjacent to the quarry in cottages owned by the quarry company. Pink Pool Chamber is linked to the first chamber in Shatter Cave by a narrow passage opened by blasting by the above named cavers.

NFKickassactivities 03/12/18

Welcome dear readers to this week’s leaflet from NFK with all our activities for the coming week. This week’s theme is: Rainfall on other planets

Monday 03/12

We will organise no activities on this day 🙁

Tuesday 04/12

21:00- …. Fakbar
The ideal place to consume some alcohol and to hang out and socialize with people in our cozy fakbar @M-Café

Fun fact: According to some findings, diamond rain falls on Saturn, Neptune and Jupiter, but Saturn may have the best conditions for this. The intense lightning storms of Saturn (10 strikes per second!) Can cause the methane molecules to break up in the atmosphere, causing the carbon atoms to float freely and fall to the ground. They transform into graphite as they travel through the dense, layered atmosphere of Saturn and eventually come under pressure and transform into small diamonds (most are less than a millimeter in diameter).

Wednesday 05/12

16:00-18:00 Open Education Meeting
If you want some input on the educational policies at the HIW be sure to come by @HIW, room S

Fun fact: Don’t really care about diamonds? Go to Venus for very hot sulfuric acid rain. The atmosphere of Venus is full of sulfuric acid clouds, but because the surface of the planet floats at 480 degrees Celsius, the rain only rises about 25 kilometers before it becomes a gas.

20:00-00:00 Sinterklaascantus

Cantus with sinterklaas songs, and the only real Sinterklaas comes along of course. The price is € 13 for members (everyone who studies philosophy is automatically a member), € 15 for non-members, or € 5 if you want to cantus on water. You can register in the fakbar or at the cash register at the cantus itself. Starts at 20:30 @ Rumba & Co

Fun Fact: The outer-solar planet OGLE-TR-56b in the constellation of Sagittarius is believed to have iron rain.

Thursday 06/12

13:30-22:00 Weltschmerz: Movies in the lounge
Need a day of doing nothing after our cantus? We are going to play (Christmas) movies all day in the lounge! Suggestions for films are always welcome. Be sure to bring your blanket and snacks with you!

Fun Fact: On Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, there are icy methane storms. Just as the earth has a water cycle, Titan has a methane cycle: there are seasonal rains, the methane rains fill up lakes, the lakes eventually evaporate and the vapor rises in the clouds, so that the whole thing starts again. Methane is in liquid form on Titan because the surface temperature is extremely cold: minus 179 degrees Celsius.

Friday 07/12

12:00-14:00 Breadmeal
Come consume some bread and cheese and other food stuff in the lounge of the HIW for only €1,5. Fun fact: There is liquid helium rain on Jupiter and pure plasma rain on the sun.