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Much to learn, see, and experience at Tieteen päivät science forum on 21 January

Tieteen päivät is a free and open science event held in Tampere Hall on Saturday 21 January at 10:00–16:00. There is much to see and do for visitors of all ages: Ursa planetarium, society simulator, workshops for children, lectures for adults, and much more.
Ursa Astronomical Association has provided the science forum with a planetarium, where visitors can experience how the universe changes through time.
Ursa Astronomical Association has provided the science forum with a planetarium, where visitors can experience how the universe changes through time.

Saturday’s lectures discuss good living and old age, the future and boundaries of technology, and the vast amount of history fitted within the Finnish borders.

For example, Professor Ilkka Niiniluoto from the University of Helsinki and Professor Emeritus Antti Eskola from the University of Tampere discuss good living and old age. Technology, its future, and its boundaries are discussed by TTY Foundation board member Director Mari Pantsar from Sitra, Tampere University of Technology’s University Lecturer Heikki Huttunen, and TUT Lecturer Markus Pöllänen.

The day’s open discussion concerns freedom of speech and its limits. The discussion is led by Jouko Jokinen, the Executive Editor-in-Chief of Aamulehti.

Tieteen päivät also offers children many exciting things to see and do. Workshops give children the chance to experience the wonders of aviation and robotics or to build their own kaleidoscope. A lecture by the Tampere children’s academy lets children in on the secrets of examining art.

Visitors are also invited to discuss subjects like outer space and the society we live in. Ursa Astronomical Association has provided the science forum with a planetarium, where visitors can experience how the universe changes through time and get a glimpse into the future of the cosmos. The society simulator makes its players think about the true inner workings of a society. Visitors at Tieteen päivät can also attend the Moomin-themed Making of Muumi exhibition.

Complete programme available in Finnish at www.tut.fi/tieteenpaivat

Tieteen päivät visits nine cities around Finland

The tradition set by the Light into Darkness science event of previous years continues as this year’s Tieteen päivät science forum brings its light into the wintry darkness.

Tieteen päivät is a science forum for everyone. At the event, researchers and experts from many different fields of science discuss the different facets of scientific research and its many possibilities. This year the event is held in nine cities: Helsinki, Tampere, Jyväskylä, Turku, Joensuu, Kuopio, Savonlinna, Oulu, and Rovaniemi. This year’s themes concern freedom and its limits.

The Tampere event is organized by Tampere University of Technology, Aamulehti, The Council of Tampere Region, Police University College, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, City of Tampere, University of Tampere, and Tampere Hall. The event is supported by Tieteen tiedotus ry and the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

See you at Tieteen päivät!

For more information, please contact Kristiina Tattari, kristiina.tattari@tut.fi, tel. +358 50 301 1364

News submitted by: Sara Riihimäki
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