Long Night of Sciences 2018 at PIK: Climate Research up close!

On a mild June evening, nearly 70 scientific institutions in Berlin and Potsdam are yearly opening their doors for the public. With interactive events, they fascinate the visitors for their work and present up-to-date research results. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is on board again! At PIK, natural and social sciences cooperate closely to examine the climate change and its ecologic, economic and social impacts - and to develop strategies for the sustainable development of Humankind and Nature. Our guests are welcome to look behind the scenes: get to know real climate scientists - and the technical heart of our research: our Supercomputer! There will be a lot of lectures, discussions and information stands about climate change, its impacts and possibilities of action for each end everyone! On top: various activities for the offspring! Come and visit us at the beautiful Telegraph Hill in Potsdam! Tickets available online and on-site. Notice: Lectures and experiments will be in German language (without translation) - but as most of our scientists can converse in English and respond to questions fluently, our exhibitions, information stands and personal encounters are well enjoyable without knowledge of the German language.
When Jun 09, 2018
from 05:00 to 11:59
Where Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Reserach (PIK), Science Park Albert Einstein at the Telegraph Hill, 14473 Potsdam
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Program at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK):


For the offspring

Expedition to Antarctica - Two polar scientists recount! (Lecture, 17.30)

Weather Kitchen - Interactive exhibition about climate science (from 17.00)

Ocean Circulations - Generate one for yourselves! (from 17.00)

Mission Blue Planet - Interactive climate quiz! (from 17.00)


For the grown-ups

Climate-neutral Living in Berlin - The living lab! (Lecture, 18.30)

From Plate to Temperature - Nutrition and climate change (Lecture, 19.30)

4 Billion Years of Climate History in 30 Minutes! (Lecture, 20.30)

Climate Change - What is Science - what is Fiction? (Lecture, 21.30)

Guided Tours to our new Research Building and Supercomputer (from 17.30)

Climate Cinema - Short films about climate - with Popcorn! (from 18.00)

The Climate Time Machine - Visualization, with meteorite impact! (from 17.00)

Climate Impacts in Germany - global warming and us. (from 17.00)

Why do we need Carbon Prices? - About the benefits! (from 17.00)

The Michelson Experiment - Interference, Nobel Prizes, Umbrella und Relativity (from 18.00)


and more!


The team of the Café Freundlich serves our guests with delicious sweet and salty snacks. The ingrediences come from controlled organic cultivation and, depending on availability, from our region. From Crêpes and Ratatouille to Goat Cheese from Mecklenburg - served with chilled beer and selected wines for a felicitous summer evening on the beautiful Telegraph Hill!


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