(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
A celebration of Israeli science that is comprehensible to the layman will be
offered on Monday at universities and other research institutions and science
museums from Kiryat Shmona in the north to Eilat in the South.
“Scientists’ Evening” events, organized by the Ministry of Science and
Technology at no charge to participants, are suited for the whole
The events, held for the fifth time under the aegis of the
European Union, include meetings with professional scientists, lectures, films,
tours and hands-on experiences.
Jerusalem’s Bloomfield Science Museum
will be open to the public between 4 p.m. and midnight. The DEEP exhibition on
unusual animal species in the depths of the oceans will be on display, with
lectures and roundtable discussions.
The Hebrew University’s Givat Ram
campus will be open from 3 to 9:45 p.m., featuring meetings with scientists;
presentations of experiments; workshops; computerized telescope displays; and
presentations on fish, polymers, quantum physics of superconductors and
Tel Aviv University’s activities will begin on campus at 5
p.m. Leading scientists in a variety of fields will lecture on bird migration,
witchcraft in Jewish culture, brain research, and more.
Tours of the
botanical gardens and the zoological park will be offered, along with theater
workshops and a young people’s concert with explanations.
watch how ice cream is made with liquid hydrogen, and do target practice with
The Eilat Marine Agriculture Center will show visitors how to
rehabilitate corals and allow them to “pet” sea creatures.
Institute of Science in Rehovot will present a three-dimensional model of
molecules and offer lectures by senior researchers on brain function.
Technion’s Madatech Science Museum in Haifa is bringing physicians from Rambam
Medical Center, scientists from industry and others to lecture. The museum’s
robot exhibition will also be open to the public.
More details and
information about additional institutions can be obtained from the ministry’s
website (in Hebrew) at www.most.gov.il.
Meanwhile, the ministry will also
open the doors of regional research and development centers to visitors of all
ages for tours and workshops during the intermediate days of Succot, on
September 26 and 27.
Information on the free activities can also be
viewed on the above website.