Experience research and science firsthand, visiting laboratories and institutes that usually work behind closed doors shaping the world of tomorrow. It’s the Long Night of the Sciences.
Einstein Year 2005 is the fifth year in a row that the Long Night of the Sciences is taking place. On the 11th of June, visitors can join experts and scientists for an up-close look at research. Many institutes and laboratories open their doors to the public on this night, giving guests a unique glimpse into cutting-edge projects and developments.
From 5:00 p.m. in the afternoon until 1:00a.m. in the morning, researchers from facilities in over a hundred different institutes and university departments will illuminate their areas of expertise with exciting experiments, tours and presentations. The more than 1,100 different entries in the program give an idea of the diversity of the research landscape in the greater Berlin/ Potsdam region. From answers to everyday questions to the most recent results from obscure branches of future technologies, from archaeology to space research – the Long Night of the Sciences is a rare chance for anyone who is interested in science and research!
The science program produced by Germany’s Channel One broadcaster, ARD, will also be live on the scene. In the channel’s Berlin office (address: Wilhelmstr. 67a, Entrance: Reichstagufer, 10117 Berlin), an information center open to the public will present reports from Channel One, Channel Three and radio broadcasts. The exhibition will include experiments, discussion, demonstrations and games connected with many famous German programs, including "W wie Wissen", "Kopfball", "Die Sendung mit der Maus", "LexiTV" from MDR and Deutschlandfunk, and the science program "Forschung Aktuell".
Of course, DW-TV’s science program Tomorrow Today will also be on location. Germany’s international broadcaster presents the only science program in the world that’s produced in two languages (German and English). There’s even a version with Arabic subtitles – and it’s available all over the world. With demonstrations, reports from the show, interviews and a quiz, Tomorrow Today shows you how science topics make it to the television screen.
Stop by and take a look – either at the Long Night of the Sciences or here in the Internet.