Follow the light of knowledge – come to Researchers’ Night!

The greatest science event in 2018, European Researchers’ Night, is finally taking place on next Friday, 28 September. Let the light of knowledge lead you in the darkening September night and acquaint yourself with the latest achievements of science.

European Recearchers’ Night 2017 at the University of Jyväskylä.

Last year the event gathered more than 24,000 visitors during one day in Finland. This year various types of programme are offered in 11 locations from Helsinki to Sodankylä. The following are samples of local programme.

In Espoo and Helsinki you can ponder innovations in Start-up Sauna and save the Baltic Sea from an oil catastrophe.

In Joensuu you can eat insects, visit a teddy bear clinic and try out icon tuning.

In Jyväskylä you will view the world through a dog’s eyes and learn more about the fascinating world of sexual reproduction.

In Kajaani people will acquaint themselves with the properties of light. Children have a chance to make art using UV light and construct a lava lamp.

Kokkola will offer adventures in escape rooms as well as a virtual reality visit to the Ylivieska church, which was destroyed in a fire in 2016.

In the Matkus Shopping Centre in Kuopio, you can isolate DNA and test robot tracks with news anchor Matti Rönkä.

Oulu will introduce mummy researchers and shed light on dark matter in space. The night will end with the rhymes of rap duo SOFA!

In Sodankylä people will learn how aurora borealis can be captured by an ordinary pocket camera and what exoplanets are.

In the Ratina Shopping Centre in Tampere visitors will be entertained by the mobile science show of the Science Centre Heureka. The keynote speaker is Arman Alizad, who is making his dreams come true.

In Turku you will make difficult decisions in a historical game and get to know some creatures on our planet on a bat walking tour.

…And plenty of other things!

In Researchers’ Night, the light of knowledge will shine bright. Come to see, test and learn!

European Researchers’ Night on Friday, 28 September 2018, simultaneously in Espoo, Helsinki, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kokkola, Kuopio, Oulu, Sodankylä, Tampere and Turku. Read more about the event and your local programme at our programme pages.

Further information:
Janne Pakarinen
University of Jyväskylä / 040 8054900

Liisa Harjula
University of Jyväskylä / 040 805 4403

The European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Plan, agreement number 817987.