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 26.09
14.00 - 22.00
Open Science Week in Tallinn University
Healthy and sustainable life in the time of digital science fiction! Shake off the digital fatigue and communicate wi...
Healthy and sustainable life in the time of digital science fiction! Shake off the digital fatigue and communicate with the computer!
14.00 - 22.00
Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25
15.00 - 16.30
Tour in SYNLAB Medical Laboratory
Come and explore the biggest medical laboratory in Estonia and find out what can be said about you by just a small sa...
Come and explore the biggest medical laboratory in Estonia and find out what can be said about you by just a small sample of blood (and how blood is being tested in the first place). Look at the bacteria and parasites in the microscope and listen to exciting lab stories.

Pre-register only, sign up on annika.jurimae@synlab.ee
The number of participants is limited!
15.00 - 16.30
SYNLAB Medical Laboratory, Väike-Paala 1
Tuesday 27.09
14.00 - 22.00
Open Science Week in Tallinn University
Science fiction in culture: peek into the world of Star Wars, Japanese calligraphy and martial arts
Science fiction in culture: peek into the world of Star Wars, Japanese calligraphy and martial arts
14.00 - 22.00
Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25
Wednesday 28.09
14.00 - 22.00
Open Science Week in Tallinn University
Science fiction in society: man VS machine, fantastical laws in fantastical communication
Science fiction in society: man VS machine, fantastical laws in fantastical communication
14.00 - 22.00
Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25
Tour in SYNLAB Medical Laboratory
NB! This tour is fully bookedCome and explore the biggest medical laboratory in Estonia and find out what can be sa...
NB! This tour is fully booked

Come and explore the biggest medical laboratory in Estonia and find out what can be said about you by just a small sample of blood (and how blood is being tested in the first place). Look at the bacteria and parasites in the microscope and listen to exciting lab stories.

Pre-register only, sign up on annika.jurimae@synlab.ee
The number of participants is limited!
SYNLAB Medical Laboratory, Väike-Paala 1
Thursday 29.09
14.00 - 22.00
Open Science Week in Tallinn University
Science fiction in urban cityscapes and lifestyles: work in a future city in a future house and room
Science fiction in urban cityscapes and lifestyles: work in a future city in a future house and room
14.00 - 22.00
Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25
17.30 - 19.00
Metapsychical Tallinn in Neitsitorn Tower Cafe
17.30 Toomas Abiline "Metapsychical Tallinn"The work of "scientific" societis and activists furing the first Republic...
17.30 Toomas Abiline "Metapsychical Tallinn"
The work of "scientific" societis and activists furing the first Republic of Estonia. How did they conduct experiments to investigate paranormal activities and predict the future? Limited number of participants, pre-register only:  +372 601 2751, neitsitorn@linnamuuseum.ee

18.30 A thematic tour (appr. 30 min) in the Danish King's Garden in front of Neitsitorn Tower. Scientific and technological facts about the tower, investigation of the paranormal sightings in Tallinn.  Limited number of participants, pre-register only:  +372 601 2751, neitsitorn@linnamuuseum.ee
17.30 - 19.00
Neitsitorn Tower Cafe-Museum (branch of Tallinn City Museum), Lossi plats 11/Lühike jalg 9a
Friday 30.09
08.00 - 15.00
Researchers' Night Festival in Tallinn Kuristiku Gymnasium
NB! These events are for students and school staff onlyThe future heroes from Lasnamäe discover the laws of nature! T...
NB! These events are for students and school staff only

The future heroes from Lasnamäe discover the laws of nature! The events take place from 08.00 to 10.00 and 14.00 to 15.00
08.00 - 15.00
Tallinn Kuristiku Gymnasium, Kärberi 9
11.00 - 12.30
Tour in SYNLAB Medical Laboratory
This tour is in Russian!Come and explore the biggest medical laboratory in Estonia and find out what can be said ab...
This tour is in Russian!

Come and explore the biggest medical laboratory in Estonia and find out what can be said about you by just a small sample of blood (and how blood is being tested in the first place). Look at the bacteria and parasites in the microscope and listen to exciting lab stories.

Pre-register only, sign up on annika.jurimae@synlab.ee
The number of participants is limited!
11.00 - 12.30
SYNLAB Medical Laboratory, Väike-Paala 1
14.00 - 21.00
The myths and future of medicine in Estonian Health Care Museum
How did the mystical medicines and cures of the past work (if they did work at all)? Where is the medicine headed now...
How did the mystical medicines and cures of the past work (if they did work at all)? Where is the medicine headed now: what kind of "fantastic" solutions are now part of our everyday lives and can we expect to live for 200 years? Scientific performance on the creation of Frankenstein

14 Thematic guided tour "Myths of Medicine"
16 Thematic guided tour "Myths of Medicine"
18 Lecture "Future medicine: are we going to live for 200 years?"
20 Science theatre show/performance "The Creation of Frankenstein"
14.00 - 21.00
Estonian Health Care Museum, Lai 30
14.00 - 22.00
Open Science Week in Tallinn University
Science fiction in education: myths in science, myths in life. Games in schools. Games in schools? Games in schools!
Science fiction in education: myths in science, myths in life. Games in schools. Games in schools? Games in schools!
14.00 - 22.00
Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25
15.00 - 16.30
Tour in SYNLAB Medical Laboratory
NB! The tour at 15 is fully booked, but you can sign up for the additional tour that starts at 13Come and explore t...
NB! The tour at 15 is fully booked, but you can sign up for the additional tour that starts at 13

Come and explore the biggest medical laboratory in Estonia and find out what can be said about you by just a small sample of blood (and how blood is being tested in the first place). Look at the bacteria and parasites in the microscope and listen to exciting lab stories.

Pre-register only, sign up on annika.jurimae@synlab.ee
The number of participants is limited!
15.00 - 16.30
SYNLAB Medical Laboratory, Väike-Paala 1
16.00
Awesome Augmented Reality in Energy Discovery Centre
16 Workshop "Hands on augmented reality"Augmented reality is one step forward from virtual reality - combining it wit...
16 Workshop "Hands on augmented reality"
Augmented reality is one step forward from virtual reality - combining it with the real world. Nowadays, it's being widely used everywhere from military technologies to entertainment. In this workshop, we use the possibilities of augmented reality to understand the causes of greenhouse gases

17 Lecture "Augmented reality in everyday life"
Peeter Nieler, founder of the technology company Criffin and a real explorer and enthusiast of augmented reality, tells us about the numerous applications and possibilities of virtual reality

18 Workshop "The Physics of Natural Phenomena"
Physics, geography and other natural sciences combined with augmented reality. Why is the mean temperature on Earth constantly rising and how does it affect the climate?

19 Lecture "Augmented reality in computer games"
Video game enthusiast Karl Erik Saks talks about augmented reality in video games and movies and explains how video games are studied scientifically and how do the narratives of video games influence us (compared to the storylines of the movies"

20 Lecture "How does augmented reality affect us?"
Which video games use augmented reality - and how? And furthermore, how do such games affect us and our perception? Discuss with Jan Rist, expert on gaming devices and the product manager of Sandman Group, Estonian leader in the wholesales of home electronics and IT devices.

The Researchers' Night events are for free, but if you wish to visit the exhibition of the centre, you have to buy a ticket!
16.00
Energy Discovery Centre, Põhja pst 29
17.30
Science Cafe: "A random hit or a conscious prediction? How science fiction literature helps us tell the future"
Science is evolving rapidly, technology is becoming better and more efficient. Did science fiction literature see it ...
Science is evolving rapidly, technology is becoming better and more efficient. Did science fiction literature see it all coming?

Discuss with Jüri "Ulmeguru" Kallas and Andri Riid
Moderated by Peeter Helme
17.30
A. H. Tammsaare Museum, Koidula 12a
18.00 - 21.00
Tallinn University of Technology Museum and the essence of energy
What is energy, where do we get it, what are different renewable and non-renewable sources of energy? How can we prod...
What is energy, where do we get it, what are different renewable and non-renewable sources of energy? How can we produce energy by ourselves? What, why and how do we eat? What are the most important connections between energetics, food production and environment? And last, but not least - where is the line between science and fiction?
18.00 - 21.00
Tallinn University of Technology Museum, Akadeemia tee 1

18.00
Science Cafe: "Synthetic Viruses and Synthetic Hosts"
Synthetic biology is one of the most exciting fields of science at the moment. What has been discovered so far and wh...
Synthetic biology is one of the most exciting fields of science at the moment. What has been discovered so far and where are we going next? Mart Ustav and Andres Merits, experts from the University of Tartu, explain.
18.00
Tallinn University cafe, Narva mnt 29
18.00 - 21.30
Unbelievably great new technologies!
Mektory is the innovation and business centre where big and small technology fans can check out the newest and finest...
Mektory is the innovation and business centre where big and small technology fans can check out the newest and finest gadgets! A talking tree, virtual reality, 3D printing, disco laboratory and space technologies - if any of these caught your eye and sparked your interest, be sure to pop in!

Tours in Mektory: 18-19 and 20-21

Workshops by Mektory School of Technology: "Robot UFO's in Space" (for ages 10 and over) 18-19.30 and 20-21.30

Participation on tours and in workshops is on pre-register only and the number of participants is limited. Sign up on tehnoloogiakool@ttu.ee
18.00 - 21.30
Tallinn University of Technology Mektory, Raja 15
18.00 - 20.00
Tallinn Secondary Science School presents and experiments
The events are mostly for the primary school students and their parents. Workshops are carried out by the teachers an...
The events are mostly for the primary school students and their parents. Workshops are carried out by the teachers and high school students.

1. Workshops for kindergarten and elementary school students (18-19.30) - fun inventions and ecperiment

2. 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 (18.00 and 19.30). How do different substances influence our health and what is their role in medicine? Let's carry out some experiments! For younger students who have not yet started studying chemistry

Robotics (18.00 and 19.00). Build your own robot, using the LegoMindstrom NXT building kits!

My DNA (18.00 and 19.30). Come and extract your own genetic information - DNA and see what it looks like in a test tube!

Secrets of the Stairs (18.00 and 19.30). 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!

Fantastic Nature (18.00 and 19.30). Find out new and exciting facts about the nature!

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

18.00 - 20.00
Tallinn Secondary Science School, Estonia pst 6
18.00
The Day of Estonian Science Fiction
Estonian Science Fiction Association presents: Mart Laar's "Sügissõda" ("Autumn War") on the border of history and fa...
Estonian Science Fiction Association presents: Mart Laar's "Sügissõda" ("Autumn War") on the border of history and fantasy. Discussion lead by writer Leo Kunnas.
18.00
Estonian National Library (small hall), Tõnismägi 2
18.00 - 21.00
History myths in science and the museum
18 Ain Mäesalu, archaeologist: "The military innovations of Estonians in the ancient fight for independence"19 Museum...
18 Ain Mäesalu, archaeologist: "The military innovations of Estonians in the ancient fight for independence"

19 Museum tour "It wasn't like that at all". Various legends about the history of Tallinn and the museum building, myth debunking and thrilling ghost stories

18-21 Seeking game for children: "Mystical Museum". Mysterious artefacts and objects in the museum. Pre-register only: http://linnamuuseum.ee/linnamuuseum/  
18.00 - 21.00
Tallinn City Museum, Vene 17
19.00 - 00.00
The cosmic world of Tallinn Observatory
Space broadens our horizons and thoughts, science helps us look at the distant past and simulate the future. The supe...
Space broadens our horizons and thoughts, science helps us look at the distant past and simulate the future. The supernova that we see in 100 years might be a sign of a 100 million year old event. How can it be? The programme in Tallinn Observatory sends us on an imaginary space travel to wonder whether our future in the space is merely one of the challenges of today's science, or a fantastic dream.

19-21 Workshops: Straw rocket and 3D paper spacecraft
20 "Space and future". A presentation by Indrek Pruul and Mario Mars
21.30-22.15 "A fantastic journey into space". Lecture by Vladislav-Veniamin Pustõnski, assistant professor of Tallinn University of Technology Institute of Physics
22-00 Space observations with the largest telescope in Tallinn

NB! All the events require prior registration. Sign up on mario.mars@ttu.ee
19.00 - 00.00
Tallinn Observatory, Tähetorni 2

19.00 - 23.00
The mystical survival skills in animal kingdom
Come and have a look at the zoo in autumn and how the animals are preparing for winter! How do the zoos enrichien the...
Come and have a look at the zoo in autumn and how the animals are preparing for winter! How do the zoos enrichien the living environment and protect the species? Join the tours and lectures and find out! Prior registration required: www.tallinnzoo.ee

19 A guided evening walk in the zoo
21 Aleksei Turovski talks about the mystical survival skills of the animals - and the related myths
22 Mati Kaal "Restoring the population of an extinct species - fantasy or reality?"
19.00 - 23.00
Tallinn Zoo, Ehitajate tee 150 / Paldiski mnt 145, Tallinn
Science at your home
Smart experiments with everyday household appliances and detergents! Movie night and a discussion with an expert.
Smart experiments with everyday household appliances and detergents! Movie night and a discussion with an expert.
Põhja-Tallinn Youth Centre, Kopli 98