Here is the list of all Reseachers’ Night events taking place in Tallinn this year. Please note that the events are mostly in Estonian and in some cases, prior registration is required.
10-18: Researchers’ Night in 4D Experience Capsule
Vabaduse väljak 9
Free special screenings at 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30 and 17.30
11-19: Researchers’ Night in Energy Discovery Centre
Vabaduse väljak 9
Ticket required! A sparkling interactive exhibition „Light to electricity“ is open from 11-19. Visitors who have purchased tickets to the exhibition can enjoy free planetarium (in Estonian at 17, in Russian at 17.30) and science theatre shows (in Estonian at 18).
14-21: AHHAA Science Tram
On Line 2 (Kopli-Ülemiste)
Free! Explosive sciene theatre shows and workshops await you on this extraordinary tram ride
15: AHHAA’s Afternoon Documentaries
Cinema Artis (Estonia pst 9, Solaris Shopping Centre)
A Bitter Taste of Freedom (2011)
In her quest to uncover the wrongdoings of the Russian authorities, Anna Politkovskaya inspired awe in some and fear in countless others. An investigative journalist for Moscow's liberal Novaya Gazeta, she was often the only spokesperson for victims of the Chechen War. Hers was a lonely voice, yet loud enough for the entire country to hear. It was too loud. At age 48 she was assassinated for simply doing her job. This documentary is based on Anna's conversations with filmmaker Marina Goldovskaya, Anna's former university professor and personal friend. (Source: IMDb)
16-23: Researchers' Night in Estonian Maritime Museum
Ticket required (2 € per person)
The four floors of the museum are dedicated to four different subjects - the lives of mariners at sea (their thoughts, letters to families, everyday lives); our perception and sea (e.g. why we sometimes lose our sense of time while we're on a journey, why does it feel like ground is moving when we get back from the sea); the evolution of Estonian language over the last century and its future (we're also going to discuss whether the language we speak affects the way we see the world); psychology and relationships in families (both up close and far away).
17: Researchers’ Night in A. H. Tammsaare Museum
Join our cafe scientifique and discuss whether and why fiction is so important to us. Apart from simply being a literary genre, fiction serves as a basis for different scientific disciplines (for exapmle, it is an important part of identity construction in social sciences). In today’s world, fiction is losing a lot of its former importance and glory. What happened if it disappeared completely? Would it be an experiment with mankind – one whose cosequences might be way too severe?
18-20.30: Researchers Night in Tallinn Secondary Science School
Estonia pst 6
Free / with tickets (available at the school on the same day). Wonderful workshops for whole family! Get to know geology, physics and chemistry in a fun and simple way.
18-21: Researchers’ Night with Estonian National Heritage Board
Starting from Linnahall (Mere pst 20), later at restauration company Ajataju (Telliskivi 57)
Join us on a maginificent journey through the world of experimental building! We begin our tour from Linnahall, the first public building in an industrial area at the port of Tallinn. On our way, we’ll witness the creative construction work at Seaplane Harbour, the oldest large concrete shell buildings in the world, and first Estonian rowhouses. Our evening ends with a more hands-on approach, as we’ll go back to the time where windows weren’t so much necessity as luxury and try to build windows out of animal bladders.
18-22 Researchers' Night in Estonian Academy of Sciences
Introduction from academician Jüri Engelbrecht.
18-22 Researchers' Night in the Museum of Tallinn University of Technology
Akadeemia tee 1
In the Great Hall
18-01: Researchers' Night in Tallinn University of Technology
Various locations (see below)
18 Lecture-ecperiment "The cognitive influence of magnetic fields, improvement of capacity of work". (Akadeemia tee 3 - X414)
18 “Electronics - it's easy!” (Ehitajate tee 5). Registration required. Contact Ülle Raud on +372 5042 659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
18 A tour in the Biorobotics Centre (Akadeemia tee 15a). Registration required (max. 20 people). Contact Rasmus Raag on +372 5562 2061 or email@example.com.
18-21 The awesome high voltage lab and experiments with lightning (Ehitajate tee 5). Come and see visible electricity in the form of lightning and enjoy the extraordinary experiments!
19 Visits to the laboratories of organic chemistry (Akadeemia tee 15). Registration required (max. 15 people). Additional information and registration on +372 5620 2597 or firstname.lastname@example.org
19.30 Lecture-experiment “Light and lighting in workplaces” (Akadeemia tee 3 - X414)
20 Mysterious laboratories of genetic engineering (Akadeemia tee 15). Registration required (max. 15 people). Additional information and registration on +372 5399 5698 or email@example.com
21-01 Sky observations in Tallinn Observatory
18.30: Researchers' Night in the Institute of Chemical and Biological Physics
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A tour in the Laboratory of Magnetics starts at 18.30. Gather in the lobby of the institute. Registration is strongly recommended. Contact us on +372 6398 391 or +372 5345 2599 or on firstname.lastname@example.org
19-21: Researchers' Night in Viimsi School
Randvere tee 8, G.H.Schüdhoffeli tee 4
On Researchers' Night and for one night only, the school transforms into a real science mecca! Join us in the great hall at 19 and then move on to our secret laboratories and find out the answers to the questions you've been meaning to ask for a long time. What do ants eat? Is it possible to see your own DNA? How to build a rocket engine? What can you make with just a piece of ordinary peat?