This European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission under HORIZON 2020 in the framework of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, under grant No 722750

Tallinn
Monday 21.09
14.00 - 17.00
Innovative Mektory
14.00 - 15.00 Introduction to 3D-printing. Taavi Kikas (co-founder of 3DPrinterOS). A thorou...

14.00 - 15.00 Introduction to 3D-printing. Taavi Kikas (co-founder of 3DPrinterOS). A thorough introduction to 3D-printing. Including how to 3D-print through the cloud.

15.00-16.00 Unbelievable science theatre show from USA, like you've never seen before! Introducing Chris and Stan, the real superstars of science. They'll make physics fly, and the audience roar!

Attention! The science theatre show is in English!

16.00 - 17.00 3D-printing and education. Taavi Kikas ( co-founder of 3DPrinterOS). Why and how is 3D-printing important in school curricula today? You'll also see several 3D-printers in action.

14.00 - 17.00
Innovation and Business Centre Mektory, Raja 15, Tallinn
Are soft drinks good for your health?
In the Researchers' Night Week, we'll discuss and research the soft drinks. Are they good for our health? Are the...
In the Researchers' Night Week, we'll discuss and research the soft drinks. Are they good for our health? Are they addictive? How do they influence our behaviour and concentration, and why? Various activities during classes and in workshops, for kids, parents and teachers. With a help from the researchers from Tallinn University. These events are for the students and staff of Merivälja School and the parents of the students!

In selected STEM classes: Discussions on sugar, thematic movies. Is sugar dangerous to our health? Why?
In selected health education classes: Brainstorming on health and being healthy. What is health? What are healthy lifestyles like? What is amateur sports?
In selected arts classes: Visualising health

Additional information: Maiu.Plumer@merialg.tln.edu.ee

Merivälja School, Heki tee 16
Tuesday 22.09
Are soft drinks good for your health?
In the Researchers' Night Week, we'll discuss and research the soft drinks. Are they good for our health? Are t...
In the Researchers' Night Week, we'll discuss and research the soft drinks. Are they good for our health? Are they addictive? How do they influence our behaviour and concentration, and why? Various activities during classes and in workshops, for kids, parents and teachers. With a help from the researchers from Tallinn University. These events are for the students and staff of Merivälja School and the parents of the students!

In selected STEM classes: Discussions on sugar, thematic movies. Is sugar dangerous to our health? Why?
In selected health education classes: Brainstorming on health and being healthy. What is health? What are healthy lifestyles like? What is amateur sports?
In selected arts classes: Visualising health

Additional information: Maiu.Plumer@merialg.tln.edu.ee

Merivälja School, Heki tee 16
Wednesday 23.09
10.00 - 15.00
Fun with Science (Popularisers)!
Estonian Research Council presents: experiments, demonstrations and much more from the very best science popularisa...
Estonian Research Council presents: experiments, demonstrations and much more from the very best science popularisation units in Estonia! Museums, universities, and Science Centre AHHAA are going to surprise you!
10.00 - 15.00
Solaris Centre, Estonia pst 9
17.29
Aha, science theatre on the rails!
On Researchers' Night Festival, even railroads will be loaded with science! On 23rd September (...

On Researchers' Night Festival, even railroads will be loaded with science! On 23rd September (Wednesday), AHHAA's Science Theatre team is taking over the orange trains running between Tartu and Tallinn!

SCHEDULE:

Departing at 14:51 from Tartu to Tallinn

Departing at 17:29 from Tallinn to Tartu

17.29
Tallinn-Tartu
19.00
Science Show International Cup 2015
SSIC’15 (Science Show International Cup 2015) - the biggest and most spectacular international competition in the...
SSIC’15 (Science Show International Cup 2015) - the biggest and most spectacular international competition in the Baltics featuring science show performers is the meeting place for science, theatrics and creativity!

Doors open at 18.15. Attention! The whole SSIC program is in English!

The performers include professionals from the world over who await you with their top quality, magnificent and diverse shows on 3 dates in 3 cities of Estonia:
On 23 September 2015 in Tallinn
On 24 September 2015 in Pärnu
On 25 September 2015 in Tartu
19.00
Telliskivi Creative City Black Hall, Telliskivi 60a
Are soft drinks good for your health?
In the Researchers' Night Week, we'll discuss and research the soft drinks. Are they good for our health? Are t...
In the Researchers' Night Week, we'll discuss and research the soft drinks. Are they good for our health? Are they addictive? How do they influence our behaviour and concentration, and why? Various activities during classes and in workshops, for kids, parents and teachers. With a help from the researchers from Tallinn University. These events are for the students and staff of Merivälja School and the parents of the students!

In selected STEM classes: Discussions on sugar, thematic movies. Is sugar dangerous to our health? Why?
In selected health education classes: Brainstorming on health and being healthy. What is health? What are healthy lifestyles like? What is amateur sports?
In selected arts classes: Visualising health

Additional information: Maiu.Plumer@merialg.tln.edu.ee
Merivälja School, Heki tee 16
Thursday 24.09
18.00 - 19.30
Cafe Scientifique at Telliskivi: " Dr. Clown and Nicola. How to make sick children feel good?"
If you've ever thought that researchers are a weird and solitary bunch of people who hide between the lab doors a...
If you've ever thought that researchers are a weird and solitary bunch of people who hide between the lab doors and do some stuff that non-researching folk can never really understand, you better think again! Come and meet the real researchers, hear their inspiring and interesting tales and discuss the latest scientific discoveries. In a cosy and informal setting, between a cup of coffee and some tasty snacks - and for free!

This Cafe Scientifique brings together the German project "Wonderkids in Hospital" and Estonian project "Dr. Clown", both dedicated to working out different methods to divert hospitalised children. We'll talk about how to make the little patients happier and speed up the recovering process. Come and hear the origin stories of the two projects, their methods, obstacles they've overcome and lessons they have learned, feedback from the hospitals, their accomplishments and success stories!

Attention! This event is in English!
18.00 - 19.30
Foody Allen, Telliskivi Creative City, Telliskivi 60a
19.00 - 23.00
The world of stars in Tallinn Observatory
From 19 to 20, children are welcome to space-themed workshops. At 21, we'll give a short lecture on what it means t...
From 19 to 20, children are welcome to space-themed workshops. At 21, we'll give a short lecture on what it means to be moonstruck (Attention! Pre-register only: mario.mars@ttu.ee).
If the weather is fine, our telescopes will be available for stargazing for the whole evening.
19.00 - 23.00
Tallinn Observatory, Tähetorni 2
Are soft drinks good for your health?
In the Researchers' Night Week, we'll discuss and research the soft drinks. Are they good for our health? Are...
In the Researchers' Night Week, we'll discuss and research the soft drinks. Are they good for our health? Are they addictive? How do they influence our behaviour and concentration, and why? Various activities during classes and in workshops, for kids, parents and teachers. With a help from the researchers from Tallinn University. These events are for the students and staff of Merivälja School and the parents of the students!

In selected STEM classes: Discussions on sugar, thematic movies. Is sugar dangerous to our health? Why?
In selected health education classes: Brainstorming on health and being healthy. What is health? What are healthy lifestyles like? What is amateur sports?
In selected arts classes: Visualising health

Additional information: Maiu.Plumer@merialg.tln.edu.ee
Merivälja School, Heki tee 16
Friday 25.09
09.00 - 14.00
Science Day in Merivälja School
09.00-09.45 Sugar in soft drinks. Instructed by Kadri Saluri (for the students of Grade 7)10.0-10.45 Workshop on (goo...
09.00-09.45 Sugar in soft drinks. Instructed by Kadri Saluri (for the students of Grade 7)
10.0-10.45 Workshop on (good) posture. Instructed by Saima Kuu (for the students of Grade 3)
10.00-10.45 Sugar in soft drinks. Instructed by Kadri Saluri (for the students of Grade 6B)
10.45-11.00 The Smoking Machine. What happens to the lungs? (in the schoolyard, for everyone!)
11.00-11.45 Workshop on (good) posture. Instructed by Saima Kuu (for the students of Grade 3)
11.00-11.45 Professional sports and health. Instructed by Gerd Kanter (for the students of Grade 4)
11.00-11.45 The nutrition and energy consumption of a cyclist. Instructed by Kert Martma (for the students of Grade 5)
11.45-12.00 The Smoking Machine. What happens to the lungs? (in the schoolyard, for everyone!)
12.00-12.15 The Smoking Machine. What happens to the lungs? (in the schoolyard, for everyone!)
12.15-13.00 Sugar in soft drinks. Instructed by Kadri Saluri (for the students of Grade 4B)
13.15-14-00 Sugar in soft drinks. Instructed by Kadri Saluri (for the students of Grade 6A)   

Additional information: Maiu.Plumer@merialg.tln.edu.ee
09.00 - 14.00
Merivälja School, Heki tee 16
14.00 - 20.00
Science relieves depression in Energy Discovery Centre
We'll debunk the myth that "everyone has to deal with his problems on his own", offer interactive stress analysis a...
We'll debunk the myth that "everyone has to deal with his problems on his own", offer interactive stress analysis and stress therapy, based on HeartMath methodology and technology. And we'll end the day with a simple, yet effective science theatre show, where everyone can become a superstar - and find out if it's a healthy career choice after all.

  • 14.00 Grand opening with a bang – We'll do a lightning show and raise your hair with static electricity
  • 14.30 Planetarium show – "How do planets influence us?"
  • 15.00 Workshop – "It foams! Why does it foam?!"
  • 15.30 Workshop – "What's in my my make-up bag?"
  • 16.00 Lecture –  Hendrik Saare, music psychologist "How do sounds and noise influence people?"
  • 17.00 Lecture  – Dr. Helena Lass "What is depression and how to not get depressed?"
  • 18.00 Lecture  – Janne Kants, psychologist "Journey to the discovery - through relationship games"
  • 19.00 Science theatre – "How does a superstar stay alive? Come and try it for (on) yourself!"

14.00 - 20.00
Energy Discovery Centre, Põhja pst 29
16.00 - 20.00
Painful subjects in Estonian Health Care Museum
We often associate illnesses with pain and discomfort, but does it have to be this way? What can we do to avoid pain?...
We often associate illnesses with pain and discomfort, but does it have to be this way? What can we do to avoid pain? We'll hear and talk bout the possibilities of replacing the worn-out body parts, discuss natural selection, depression and euthanasia.

16.00 meeting with Merle Kiloman. „Medicines, what do they do and how do they work“
17.30 meeting with Jüri Ennet. „Depression, stress, ethics and addictions“
19.00 meeting with Andrus Loog. „Making "spare parts" for humans“
16.00 - 20.00
Estonian Health Care Museum, Lai 28/30
17.00 - 19.00
Science Cafe: Focus on Euthanasia
In the third part of Estonian literary classic "Tõde ja õigus" ("Truth and Right", by A. H. Tammsaare), the protagoni...
In the third part of Estonian literary classic "Tõde ja õigus" ("Truth and Right", by A. H. Tammsaare), the protagonist Indrek gives a lethal dose of medicine to his mother who's in great pain, helping her to die. This is the starting point for our discussion on euthanasia, it's advantages and disadvantages from the perspective of both the patient and those who are close to him/her. Lately, euthanasia has been legalized in several European countries, but there are still several ethical questions that need to be answered.

Admission fee 1 €

The culture portal of Estonian National Broadcasting makes a live transmission of the discussion!
17.00 - 19.00
A. H. Tammsaare museum, Koidula 12a
18.00 - 24.00
The world of stars in Tallinn Observatory
From 18 to 20, children are welcome to space-themed workshops. At 21, we'll give a short lecture "Can space dri...
From 18 to 20, children are welcome to space-themed workshops. At 21, we'll give a short lecture "Can space drive you insane?" (Attention! Pre-register only: mario.mars@ttu.ee). Visitors are welcome on an outdoor-space trail set up in Glehni Park.
If the weather is fine, our telescopes will be available for stargazing for the whole evening.
18.00 - 24.00
Tallinn Observatory, Tähetorni 2
18.00 - 20.00
Researchers' Night Festival in Tallinn Secondary Science School
Come and learn new and interesting things on your physical capacity and DNA, solve the mystery o...

Come and learn new and interesting things on your physical capacity and DNA, solve the mystery of the school stairs, experiment in chemistry and physics workshops, build robots and look at the inventions and experiments of the students of elementary school!

Inventing workshops for kindergarteners and elementary school students:

Pure Physics. Discover the temperature of the palms of your hands, by using Vernier devices and other methods, test the strength of the muscles in your hands and fingers, find out how good you are at running up the stairs, how strong are your leg and feet muscles when jumping and landing etc.

Simple Chemistry. How do different substances influence our health and what is their role in medicine? Let's carry out some experiments!

Robotics. Build your own robot, using the LegoMindstrom NXT building kits!

My Physical Powers. Test your skills and strength with different methods? How fast are you? How strong are you? Come and find out!

Secrets of the Stairs. Observe the stairs of the school and get to know the fossils hiding in the limestone. Everyone can touch the fossils with their own hands and draw their favourite ones! 

My DNA. Come and extract your own genetic information - DNA and see what it looks like in a test tube!

Additional information: tiia.niggulis@real.edu.ee
18.00 - 20.00
Tallinn Secondary Science School, Estonia pst 6
18.00
Open Labs in the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (KBFI)
Open laboratories, real science!Pre-register only: +372 5345 2599 või kristian.sulluste@kbfi.ee
Open laboratories, real science!
Pre-register only: +372 5345 2599 või kristian.sulluste@kbfi.ee
18.00
National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Akadeemia tee 23  
18.00 - 21.00
Plague takes over Tallinn City Museum
On Researchers' Night, a plague doctor visits Tallinn City Museum and explains why plague was so feared (and seemingl...
On Researchers' Night, a plague doctor visits Tallinn City Museum and explains why plague was so feared (and seemingly unbeatable) in the past. Visitors of the museum can also learn to make authentic plague masks.
18.00 - 21.00
Tallinn City Museum, Vene 17
18.00 - 21.00
It's a dog's breakfast!
OK, in Estonian, it would actually be more like "porridge and cabbages". But either way, it's one of the two exciting...
OK, in Estonian, it would actually be more like "porridge and cabbages". But either way, it's one of the two exciting exhibitions open to the visitors of Tallinn University of Technology Museum on Researchers' Night. Also in the menu in this evening: fun workshops and experiments for both kids and adults, film screenings and lectures.

„Dog's Breakfast" (in Science Gallery Futurum) Exhibition on food, nourishment and food culture, tackles our everyday bread (and other foodstuffs) from a scientific perspective, giving an overview of the various eating habits and diets. Health is the most important aspect of this exhibition, so we try to provide our visitors with lots of interesting and useful facts about eating and staying healthy (e.g. how to lose weight in a healthy way).

„The Energy Industry of Estonia“ (in the Great Hall) gives you an overview of the different fuels being used in Estonia, how to turn the energy inside them into electricity and heat, and how much do we consume them. You'll also learn what kind of role did (does) energy industry play in maintaining the independence and financial stability of Estonia and look into the future. Follow the timeline and map of Estonia to see what is being mined here, where are the largest powert plants etc. Kids can test-drive an excavator or try to "produce" electricity themselves. Every visitor can have piece of oil shale - the most valuable natural resource in Estonia.

WORKSHOPS
  • 18.00-20.30 „How are our food and the microbiome connected to each other?" (hosted by the researchers of the Department of Food Processing). Pre-registration required, booking: muuseum@ttu.ee or +372 620 3438). Starting at 18.00, 18.30, 19.00, 19.30, 20.00. in the museum auditorium LIB-148.
  • 18.00-21.00 Workshops by the Technomedicum "Studying the Cardiovascular system" and "Brain Waves and Depression Studies". Starting at 18.00, 18.45, 19.30, 20.15. Max 10 people per workshop, pre-registration required: muuseum@ttu.ee or +372 620 3438. We'll meet on the I floor of the library building (LIB).    
  • 18.00-21.00 Workshops by the Department of Mining "Rocks, Peat and Health". In the auditorium LIB-215.
LECTURE
  • „Food of the Future: Producing genetically modified food". Professor Erkki Truve talks about the possibilities of food processing in the future. Starts at 19.00. In the auditorium NRG-226.

VISIT THE EXHIBITIONS

„With a Trowel and a Guitar. The Working Summers of the Estonian Students Building Brigade“ I and II floor of the SOC building

„The model of the sound screen of Tallinn Song Festival Grounds“  I floor of the U03 building

18.00 - 21.00
Tallinn University of Technology Museum, Akadeemia tee 1
18.00 - 20.30
Workshop-experiment on magnetic sensitivity
18.00-20.30 Workshop-experiment on magnetic sensitivity. Why are some people sensitive to magnetic fields? We'll ma...
18.00-20.30 Workshop-experiment on magnetic sensitivity. Why are some people sensitive to magnetic fields? We'll make an experiment to explain whether the magnetic fields emitted by electronic appliances might affect the autonomous nervous system of humans. You can also sign up for a free magnetic sensitivity test! Instructed by Tarmo Koppel. Takes place in the faculty of economics and social sciences SOC-314 86. 
18.00 - 20.30
Chair of Labour Environment and Safety, Tallinn University of Technology, Akadeemia tee 3
19.00 - 22.00
3-Minute Lectures: Finale/Gala Evening
The best science popularisers/communicators from the univesities of Estonia come together and show what they're capab...
The best science popularisers/communicators from the univesities of Estonia come together and show what they're capable of - in 3 minutes or less! On Researchers' Night, Estonian Academy of Sciences is proud to present the gala evening/finale of the 3-Minute Lectures' Competition!

The young scientists who participate in the competition, have to present their subject/research in a video that must not exceed 3 minutes. And make it fun and comprehensible as well! On Researchers' Night, the Estonian Academy of Sciences will present 12-18 best lectures and the jury will make its decision. The best six videos will make it to Estonian National Television! The head of the jury is Tarmo Soomere, the president of the academy. 

Musical interludes

Attention! If you wish to participate as audience, please book your seats in advance, as the number of seats is limited. Contac us: +372 644 2129 or eha.inkinen@akadeemia.ee.

Additional information: http://www.akadeemia.ee

The event will be broadcast live on Novaator, the science portal of Estonian Public Broadcasting!
19.00 - 22.00
Estonian Academy of Sciences, Kohtu 6
19.00
Open Labs in the Department of Gene Technology, Tallinn University of Technology
Open laboratories, real science!Pre-register only: +372 5399 5698 or kristjan.kamsol@ttu.ee Attention! Fully booked...
Open laboratories, real science!
Pre-register only: +372 5399 5698 or kristjan.kamsol@ttu.ee

Attention! Fully booked! 
19.00
Department of Gene Technology, Tallinn University of Technology, Akadeemia tee 15
20.00 - 22.30
Tallinn Music Week presents: Punk, Choirs, and Rocket Science
Mancunian post-punk legend The Membranes and women's choir Sireen present The Membranes’ brand new albu...
Mancunian post-punk legend The Membranes and women's choir Sireen present The Membranes’ brand new album „Dark Matter“/Dark Energy“.

Billions of years ago, dying stars created most of the chemical elements in our Universe, from oxygen in the air, to calcium in the bones of the mortal men. The mortal punk heroes from The Membranes are back after 25 years of silence. They've found solace in the space dust and have now released a conceptual comeback album "Dark Matter"/"Dark Energy". The combination of edgy post-punk, white noise, and the sirens found on the coasts of the Baltic Sea this spring, the gravity of the dark matter will be tested, the mortality of mankind and the Universe will be observed, and the totems will be built for the near future of pop culture.

As a prelude to the concert, John Robb, the frontman of The Membranes is going to interview Umut Kose, researcher at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

It is said that no particle can travel faster than the speed of light, and yet, in 2011, the researchers at CERN challenged the Einstein's good old theory of general relativity.

www.facebook.com/themembranes
http://soundcloud.com/kammernaiskoor-sireen
http://louderthanwar.com/the-universe-explained-a-very-special-gig-featuring-the-membranes-scientists-and-art-explaining-the-universe/
http://home.web.cern.ch/about

Party after the concert.
Attention!
 Admission with tickets only. Tickets on sale in Piletilevi and before the concert. Prices: 12 € (pre-sale) and 15 € (at the venue).

Schedule:  

20:00 – 21:00 Interview: John Robb vs Umut Kose

21:00 – 22:30 The Membranes + Sireen in concert

20.00 - 22.30
Cinema Sõprus, Vana-Posti 8