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Researchers’ Night brings science to the public on Friday, 29 September

Welcome to learn more about robotics, gamification, pet research and black holes and talk to the scientists at CERN. Children are sure to enjoy watching Science Centre Heureka’s pop-up science show, making robot art and playing a banana piano.
Science Centre Heureka hosts a pop-up science show at Museum Centre Vapriikki during Researchers’ Night in Tampere. Photo: Heureka
Science Centre Heureka hosts a pop-up science show at Museum Centre Vapriikki during Researchers’ Night in Tampere. Photo: Heureka

Researchers’ Night is an event that makes science and the work of scientists familiar to the general public all over Europe. The event spreads across the city centre and university campuses in Tampere from 13:00 to 22:00 and offers children, adolescents and adults the opportunity to get to know more about science.

Info sessions showcase the latest in science at Musum Centre Vapriikki

At 14:00-20:00, address Alaverstaanraitti 5.

Welcome to learn more about robotics, gamification, pet research and black holes. Scientists discuss Finland’s alternate histories in the spirit of Finland's centennial anniversary. The audience is also invited to attend guided tours of the ‘Tampere 1918’ exhibition and the Finnish Museum of Games at Vapriikki.

For children, the programme includes an inspirational and entertaining pop-up science show (performances at 14:00, 15:00, 16:30, 17:30 and 18:30).

In addition, the audience has the opportunity to get in touch directly with scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland. The interactive CERN live stream will take place at 19:00-19:45.

Science workshops for children at Children's Cultural Centre Rulla

At 16:00-20:00, address Finlaysoninkuja 6.

Welcome to LUMATE centre’s science workshop to make robot art, play a banana piano, and craft your own diver. Participants can bring an empty 0.5 litre plastic bottle with them for making crafts. No advance registration required.

Science Slam puts on a show at Ylioppilastalo

At 20:00-22:00, address Kauppakatu 10.

Science Slam invites brave experts and scientists to take to the stage and present their research to the audience while being as entertaining as possible.

The events in Tampere are organized by Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere. Free entrance to all events – welcome!

See the full programme: https://www.tampere3.fi/tutkimus/tutkijoiden-yo/ohjelma

Researchers’ Night in Tampere is part of Tampere Day: https://www.tampere.fi/tampereen-paiva.html

Researchers’ Night comes to 14 cities

Researchers’ Night is celebrated in 14 cities in Finland this year. The event is expected to draw more than 20,000 visitors and hundreds of researchers.

Researchers’ Night has been held in hundreds of cities all over Europe on the last Friday of September since 2005. The event brings science to the people and raises awareness of research careers.

Researchers’ Night has grown into a widespread event in Finland. Last year, it attracted more than 15,000 visitors and 700 researchers from all over Finland. In Europe, the event brought together an impressive crowd of one million visitors.

The 2017 Researchers’ Night in Finland includes events in Espoo, Helsinki, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajani, Kuopio, Lahti, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Savonlinna, Sodankylä, Tampere, Turku and Vantaa. The diverse programme is put together by more than ten Finnish universities, Science Centre Heureka, the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The events are supported by the European Union’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions under the Horizon 2020 programme.

Further information:

Event Coordinator Kristiina Tattari, Tampere University of Technology, kristiina.tattari@tut.fi, tel. +358 50 301 1364

Marketing Coordinator Kyösti Koskela, University of Tampere, kyosti.koskela@staff.uta.fi, tel. +358 50 318 6621

News submitted by: Anna Naukkarinen
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