For the Long Night of Science on Saturday, 27th June, 2015, the ASDEX-Upgrade was lit up brightly and colourfully. ASDEX-Upgrade is a EUROfusion facility located in Garching (Germany) at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics IPP. On that very night, the illuminated pipes of the tokamak left visitors utterly stunned when they entered the operating room, since it looks like a regular factory building on working days. Furthermore during that event, IPP organisers presented hands on experiments with illumination to a fascinated audience. In particular, the presentation on the basics of fusion technology held by Prof Sibylle Günter, Scientific Director of IPP, attracted so many people, that the lecture hall had to be closed due to overcrowding. In total 11,000 people attended the special science night, visiting not only the IPP but also the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Technische Universität München, the European Southern Observatory and several other research institutes at the Garching campus.

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