During this night attendees will be able to view free of charge their 32-meter-diameter parabolic antenna used for world-class research with its infrastructure, walk through the 700 meters long underground tunnel which connects both radio telescopes and also see the RT-8 tower and its exposition of antenna RT-16 and RT-32 historical operation during the Soviet Union times, as well have look at the 16-meter-diameter antenna dish placed on the ground next to RT-16. Likewise, visitors of the event will have a unique opportunity to see the large 32-meter-diameter parabolic antenna dish being turned.
The European Night of Scientists is an interactive educational event in which you can look into the secrets of scientists' work and get an idea of the latest achievements. The theme of this year's event is “Science for the Future.”
The event is coordinated by the State Education Development Agency (SEDA) in cooperation with the Latvian Academy of Sciences, leading Latvian universities, including Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, scientific institutes and other research-related organizations.
When attending the event, we encourage you to dress comfortably according to the weather and bring with you flashlights to illuminate the way before you in the night going through the underground tunnel.
To be able to plan tours more successfully, we encourage larger groups of visitors to register their participation and indicate the desired travel time. HERE
Attention! Those willing to participate in the “European Night of Scientists” events on Friday, September 27 in Irbene, please note that there will be two buses going from Ventspils to Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre in Irbene.
A total of two buses will follow a scheduled route (see the map). Starting point is Gāliņciems at 17:00 and 19:00. Returning to Ventspils from Irbene is scheduled at 19:15 and 21:15.
Cost per journey is EUR 1,00. Keep in mind that there is a limited number of seats available in each bus.
Please be advised that The European Night of Scientists is a public event and by participating in the event, you may be photographed and your image published in various VUAS publications, website, promotional materials and social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and press.