Europlanet Swiss Space Area at Fantasy Basel
May 14, 2024

Europlanet Joins Swiss Space Area at Fantasy Basel

The space area at the 2024 edition of FANTASY BASEL, the Swiss Comic Con, had an exhibition and hands-on activities led by the Swiss Space Museum and its partners, including the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS and colleagues from Europlanet.

This year, we asked again the important question: what do you think a comet smells like? Over the three days, we collected 328 creative responses to this question, and talked to up to 10,000 attendees on the stand overall.

Responses ranged from :

  • Acacia honey
  • Fresh rain
  • A dusty cellar
  • Dirt mixed with water
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Flowers
  • Urine
  • A mossy cave
  • Old socks
  • Burned rock with caramel
  • Waste with mint
  • Incense and sandalwood
  • Holy somke1
  • Bergamot
  • Stone dust
  • Skunk
  • Sulfur and rose
  • Fizzer sweets
  • My cat after it went under the dusty bed
  • Out of this world 😉
  • Vick’s Vapo-Rub
  • Rotten dust / feet
  • Menthol
  • Sandalwood
  • Foul eggs
  • Esoteric store
  • Tiger balm
  • Chalk
  • The zoo

and many more!

Many thanks to the organisers for a fantastic event!