The Science Challenge Show in Luxembourg

Take Off is launching
its Second Season!

Registrations for Season 2 are now closed. Thank you all for your applications! 


What is the Take Off show?


Take Off is a science game show of 13 episodes, in which 12 resourceful young adults face tricky challenges. In each episode, one contestant is eliminated. After all the challenges, the top two candidates will each take home a prize of up to 10.000€.


Short form content are also featured on Instagram and TikTok.

How does it work?



    Registrations for season 2 are now closed. 



      Anyone who has registered and received an invitation email from us can come to the first day of the Pre-Casting. You can expect a few short challenges to solve alone and in a group. Up to 50 participants are invited to the second day of the Pre-Casting, where they will have a short interview with the jury. Finally, 24 people are selected to participate in the last, official casting. 
      The Pre-Casting of the season 2 was on the 8th and 9th of June 2024. 


      Official Casting

        The official Casting is the first episode that will be filmed. Here, the best 12 candidates will be selected who will continue on the studio episodes. The Casting of the second season was on July 2 and 3, 2024.


        Studio Episodes

          After the casting, the 12 chosen candidates continue in the studio. Here, 11 out of the total 13 episodes are filmed. The Casting and the final are shot outside of the studio. The studio episodes of the second season are shot in August (22.-30.) and in November (7.-14.) 2024.



            In the final episode, the two remaining candidates will compete for the first prize of 10.000€. The final episode will be shot in December 2024. 

            The Candidates

            More than 150 participants had enrolled for the pre-casting of the first season, and out of them, 26 have successfully advanced to the first episode, the Casting!


            We extend our appreciation to all the courageous street scientists who took the leap to participate; your response and performance have been truly remarkable. We can't wait

            to meet the applicants for the second season! 


            Stay connected with us on Instagram and TikTok to stay updated with the latest news and announcements.


            Take Off is a joint initiative from the André Losch Fondation and the Luxembourg National Research Fund.

            The Show Hosts

            Joseph Rodesch
            alias Mr Science
            «Are there any Ms or Mr Science juniors out there?»
            Lucie Zeches
            Science Communicator
            «My biggest challenge is to say "Science Challenge Show" very fast»
            Olivier Catani
            TV Show moderator & producer
            «I just want the young contestants to amaze me»


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