On 23rd of September Scientists Night 2011 is celebrated in Europe. The purpose of this event is to introduce scientists and to break the common opinion that they are boring people who spend their lives in different laboratories.
There is a lot to do for children as well as for grown-ups on 23rd of September. There are many different work-shops and lectures in the Museums of the University of Tartu. You can drink herbal tea and the exhibitions in the museums are open until late hours.
The History Museum of the University Of Tartu
18-23 the museum and the exhibition "The Beauty from Kukruse and her contemporaries - the richest cemetery from the border of Prehistory and the Middle Ages"
18-23 a game with prizes for the whole family
18-22 work-shops for children
18, 20, 22 excursions with and archeologist along the Kukruse cemetery
19 and 21 fascinating chemistry tricks
The Old Anatomical Theater
18-23 exhibition "200 years of the Old Anatomical Theatre" and medical collections of the Faculty of Medicine
18-21 hints for making herbal tea
20 "Medications and sexuality" - lecture by Lembit Allikmets, professor emeritus of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tartu
The Old Observatory
18-23 the permanent exhibition is open
18-23 work-shop for children: making satellites
18-23 films for young and old fans of stars
18-20 introducing the main telescope of the observatory - the Zeiss refractor
20-23 public observation night
The Natural History Museum of the University of Tartu
18.00 - 19.30 "Get to know interesting mushrooms" - Külli Kalamees-Pani, Karin Pai
19.00 - 20.00 "Snakes as pets" - Sergei Põlme, Aivo Tamm
20.00 - 21.00 "Five senses in geology: how do minerals taste? How to christals grow? What do minerals look like in the dark" - Tõnu Pani, Mare Isakar
20.00 - 21.30 "Get to know interesting insects" - Veljo Runnel, Aivo Tamm
The Art Museum of the University of Tartu
18 - 22 Archeology game "Discover Estonia in the Viking ages"
More information on the events of the Scientist Night 2011 is available at www.ahhaa.ee/ TeadlasteOo2011/ (in Estonian). All the events of the Scientist Night are free.